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Murder suspect returns to scene—gets arrested

13-year-old a victim in double homicide
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Posted at 3:42 PM, Aug 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-07 12:09:49-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — One of the victims is a thirteen year old in a double homicide near Golf Links and Pantano Thursday—and the murder suspect walked right into the hands of police.

Around 8:45 p.m., officers responded to the 8000 block of E. Sundew Drive (near Golf Links and Pantano) for a report of a shooting, according to TPD. Before officers arrived, they were informed that two individuals had been shot inside the home.

Once officers arrived, they found that both victims were unresponsive and began rendering aid, officers started first aid on two victims right away. Tucson Fire Medics arrived and took over the life-saving effort; however, one of the victims died at the scene. The victim was identified as 34-year-old Jamarr Jones.

The second victim was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries, shortly after arrival, the victim died. Police identified the victim as 13-year-old Avointae T. Sices.

After detectives responded to the scene to continue the investigation, it was learned that the suspect arrived at the house and was involved in a verbal confrontation with the residents, according to TPD. During the confrontation, the suspect pulled a firearm, ultimately striking the two victims.

The suspect then fled the scene, police say. Other residents in the area called 9-1-1.

The suspect is identified as 25-year-old Lorenzo Crowder, according to TPD. It was learned that Crowder has a domestic relationship with at least one of the residents.

Police say they were still at the scene when Crowder came back to the house. And that’s when they arrested them.

Crowder will be in jail on two counts of First-Degree Murder unless he posts a million dollar bond.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 88-CRIME.