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Police arrest suspect in midtown homicide case

Posted: 6:38 PM, Sep 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-06 22:32:31-04
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TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson police arrested a man connected to a midtown homicide case.

Police say 39-year-old David J. Sassaman faces second-degree murder charges in the killing of his roommate, 44-year-old John M. Becker.

Sassaman allegedly called police and asked for an ambulance for his roommate at an apartment at 235 E. Mohave Road. Police say the victim was found dead with blunt-force trauma.

Police say Sassaman killed Becker in a fight.

Sassaman was booked into Pima County Jail on a $100,000 bond.