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80 homicides in Tucson so far in 2021, a record

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Posted at 2:42 PM, Oct 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-22 17:46:22-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson recorded its 80th homicide in 2021 Thursday evening, breaking the record of 79 set in 2008.

A domestic incident involving two men near Drexel and 6th Avenue put the city past the record. A stabbing death also reported Thursday tied the previous record.

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Several high-profile homicide and shooting incidents have pushed the homicide rate up. In July, a man went on a violent spree firing his weapon at the scene of a house fire and a park. He killed four people including an EMT.

Earlier this month, a man shot at federal officers on an Amtrak train stopped in Tucson, fatally wounding a DEA agent and injuring other law enforcement officers.