Police are investigating a homicide in the 2100 block of South Tucson Avenue.

Tucson police detectives are investigating after an elderly man was found dead in his home on the city’s south side Friday afternoon, police said. 

The man, who is in his 70s, was found with obvious signs of trauma in his home in the 2100 block of South Tucson Avenue, near South County Club Road and East 36th Street, according to Officer Frank Magos, a department spokesman.

Magos said a neighbor who regularly checks in on the man at his home called police after finding him shortly before 12 p.m.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Magos said.

Police have not released the man's name.

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME, an anonymous tipster line.

This story is developing. No further information was immediately available. 

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at gknott@tucson.com or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

Metro Producer

Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.


Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.