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Interim complaint reveals more about deadly Marana shooting

Posted at 9:57 PM, Jul 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-06 21:33:52-04

An interim complaint filed by the Marana Police Department reveals more about last week's deadly shooting

The shooting suspect was identified as Marcus Dickson, 26, and he was booked on a manslaughter charge. The Pima County Sheriff's Department says he was released on bond on Saturday.

The shooting victim was identified as 40-year-old Martin Padilla, who was pronounced dead on scene.

According to the complaint, the shooting suspect had been following Padilla's car from the intersection of Cortaro and Arizona Pavilions. The complaint states Dickson began honking at Padilla when he didn't turn right after the light turned green.

The document says Dickson got behind Padilla's vehicle as he turned into the Walmart parking lot. When Padilla stopped in the driveway, Dickson allegedly began honking again.

Investigators say when Padilla pulled over to allow Dickson to go around him, Dickson pulled his car in front of Padilla's car blocking him in.

Both men got out of their cars, began yelling, then got in a physical fight, according to court records.

At one point officers say Padilla pushed Dickson to the ground. Dickson told police he tried to get Padilla off of him, but couldn't use his left arm so he used his right hand to grab his gun from his right hip.

According to the complaint, "Marcus stated that he pulled the gun and shot the victim in the torso." Below is a portion of the complaint: 

Marcus stated that he pulled the gun and shot the victim in the torso. The victim made a strange sound and Marcus moved away from him and began to get up. As he did the victim leaned forward but not moving to his feet and Marcus shot the victim again to avoid him getting up.

The arresting officer named in the interim complaint noted that Dickson is 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 300 pounds, and Padilla is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds.

Dickson told police he attempted to flag down officers and called 911, records show.

Documents reveal Padilla's son was there and he told police Dickson initiated the fight.

According to a GoFundMe page set up for his family, Padilla is a father of four and a U.S. Army veteran. He was reportedly teaching his oldest son to drive when he was shot and killed.

A funeral for Padilla was held on Wednesday.