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Detectives investigating midtown homicide, suspect identified

Posted at 7:09 AM, Mar 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-26 01:39:28-04

Detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred near Ft. Lowell and Country Club at 2:00 a.m. Sunday.

According to Sgt. Pete Dugan with TPD, police received a call from a man concerned about his roommates and requested a wellness check. The man suspected that one of the roommates was involved in a shooting.

When officers arrived at the apartment they found a woman outside who said that her boyfriend, 20-year-old David Turner had a gun and forced entry into an apartment he was visiting. She said Turner shot and killed the man inside the apartment with her.

Officers continued to search the apartment and found 24-year-old Javier Quiroz dead inside with obvious signs of gunshot trauma.

After an investigation, Tucson Police Homicide detectives determined that Turner kicked in the door after learning his girlfriend was visiting Quiroz behind his back. Police say once inside, Turner shot Quiroz multiple times before pointing the gun at his girlfriend, not letting her leave.

She was eventually able to go outside and communicate with police and family.

Turner was booked into the Pima County Jail on charges of first-degree murder, domestic violence aggravated assault and domestic violence kidnapping.

If you have any information about the incident, call 88-CRIME.