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Man shot and killed at apartment complex near Dodge Boulevard, suspect arrested

Posted at 12:10 PM, Oct 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-28 19:16:50-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — One man was shot and killed at an apartment complex in Tucson Saturday morning, police say.

Officers responded to an apartment complex located at 2550 N Dodge Boulevard, near Flower Street at around 10 a.m. for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found a man with gunshot trauma at scene, where officers began rendering aid; however, he was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. The victim was identified as 26-year-old Gary Marcel Melton. Next of kin was notified.

Through further investigation, detectives identified the suspect involved as 33-year-old David Benjamin Bell in the shooting death of Melton.

Later, detectives obtained a felony warrant for second-degree murder for Bell, according to the department. Bell was located at an apartment complex near Alvernon Way and Grant Road, where he was taken into custody.

Bell was booked into the Pima County Jail on his warrant for second-degree murder.