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Man shot, killed following argument on Tucson's west side

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-13 12:52:49-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson police are investigating a homicide that happened on the west side Monday night.

Officers responded to the are of 700 block of W. Silverlake Road around 4 p.m. for a welfare check, TPD says. Once officers arrived, they found a man with gunshot trauma, where they began rendering aid until Tucson Fire medics arrived. Shortly after TFD arrived, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified the victim as 37-year-old Javier Alonzo Monge.

Detectives responded to the scene, where it was learned that Monge got into an argument with some individuals that knew each other, according to TPD. A confrontation took place and shots were fired.

Police say Monge was seen running from the area and was later found on Silverlake Rd.

Police later identified the suspect as 41-year-old Roy Leo Javier Rios.

Through further investigation, detectives served an arrest warrant for first-degree murder, according to the department.

On June 12, officers found Rios and took him into custody.

Rios is charged with First-Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault and Kidnapping.

He was booked into the Pima County Jail Adult Detention Complex.