Lamont Adams, 37, was arrested Dec. 1 on suspicion of first-degree murder, in connection with a fatal shooting that took place on Thanksgiving.

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A Pima County jury has convicted a Tucson man on charges stemming from a fatal 2017 Thanksgiving Day shooting, according to court officials.

Lamont Adams was convicted of first degree murder, Pima County Superior Court spokeswoman Krisanne LoGalbo said. 

At about 9 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2017, 38-year-old Carlos Simmons was shot in the chest during an argument that involved several people in midtown Tucson, Arizona Daily Star archives show

Simmons was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died. Adams was arrested by police and booked into jail the the following week.

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Adams' sentencing is set for Monday, Oct. 29. 

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

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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.