Police make home invasion arrest

CREATED Jun 30, 2011

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Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police have made two arrest in connection with a home invasion that occured on June 29.

Sgt. Diana Lopez, a spokesperson with the Tucson Police Department tells KGUN9 that police have arrested 29-year-old Stephen Williams and 26-year-old Manuel Pesquiera in connection to a home invasion that occurred yesterday morning.

Officers responded to 1440 West Irvington Road regarding the report of a shooting.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 25 year-old male suffering from gunshot trauma. He was transported to the local trauma center with life-threatening injuries.

Officers received information on possible suspects and the suspect vehicle.  The vehicle was located near Campbell Avenue and Irvington Road, where it fled from officers.  The vehicle then stopped at Bantam Road and Campbell Avenume and the passenger of the vehicle surrendered to officers.  The driver continued to flee in the vehicle, but collided into a brick wall at Zuelma Circle and Bantam Road.  He fled from officer on foot, but was located a short time later in the 1000 Block of East Park Estates Circle.

Detectives learned that Williams and Pesquiera forced entry into the home at 1440 West Irvington Road and took miscellaneous items and then shot one of the residents. The second resident was able to escape unharmed.

The owner of the suspect vehicle contacted police after the residential robbery and reported the vehicle as stolen.  He was arrested on misdemeanor charges after trying to file a false police report.

Williams and Pesquiera have been charged with one count each of attempted murder, armed robbery and kidnapping.