Saturday morning shooting leaves to 1 man dead in midtown

35-year-old Jesus Harmon

A 35-year-old man is in custody in connection with an early morning shooting on Tucson's north side that left one man dead, officials said.

At about 4:30 a.m., a woman called 911 to report shots fired from inside a home in the 1500 block of East Prince Road, near North Campbell Avenue, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

Officers went to the area and found the woman nearby, who said that she had been inside her home when someone began firing multiple shots. She was able to escape and call 911 from outside the home, Dugan said.

Police entered the residence to clear the home and found an adult male with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. He was pronounced deceased at the scene, Dugan said.

The woman was able to identify the victim as her brother, 31-year-old Jose Hurtado, whom she lived with at the house, Dugan said.

While officers were at the scene, the woman noticed that her vehicle was missing.

Detectives began their investigation and soon obtained information that the woman's estranged husband was involved in the shooting, Dugan said.

Tucson police received information that the suspect was possibly in Oro Valley, and with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service and Oro Valley Police Department, they located the man and took him into custody. He's been identified as Jesus Harmon.

No information was immediately available regarding what charges Harmon will be facing.



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