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Cops: Man, teen charged in gang-related homicide

Citizen Staff Writer



Two suspects have been charged in what police are calling a gang-related homicide on the South Side on Monday.

Jesus G. Garcia, 23, was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Roy David Fierros, Sgt. Fabian Pacheco said.

Jose Uribe, 17, was charged with unlawful flight from a pursuing law enforcement vehicle, second-degree burglary and unlawful use of means of transportation, Pacheco said.

Fierros was shot outside a Circle K at South 12th Avenue and West Drexel Road at about 12:25 p.m. Monday.

Witnesses said Fierros was shot in the parking lot after a confrontation inside the store with three males dressed in blue spilled outside, Pacheco said.

Fierros was dead when officers arrived at the scene, and the three suspects had left the area in a sport utility vehicle driven by Uribe, police said.

Police said that the victim and the three suspects were from rival gangs, but detectives have not established a motive for the shooting.

The third suspect has not been charged because his role in the shooting “was not very active, and instead he will be a witness to the case,” Tucson police Officer Chuck Rydzak said.

Garcia was booked into the Pima County Jail on a $260,000 bond and remained there Tuesday afternoon.

Uribe was taken to the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center, Rydzak said.

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