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Reward up to $2,500 offered for information on UA student killed at Midtown house party

Shooting at house party off 5th street
Posted at 1:51 PM, Apr 28, 2024

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson Police are still looking for leads regarding the death of a University of Arizona sophomore.

20-year-old Erin Jones was shot and killed at a house party on April 29. No arrests have been made so far.

TPD is asking anyone with more information to contact detectives. Tipsters could receive up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest.

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Reward up to $2,500 offered for information on UA student killed at Midtown house party

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UPDATE (6 pm, 4/29): TPD has not yet made any arrests or identified any suspects related to the deadly house party shooting.

Several neighbors tell KGUN they heard at least two rounds of rapid gunfire.

Neighbor Mickey Wilder lives across the street from where the shooting took place.

“Woke up about 1:30 to a sound of semi-automatic gunfire, which is not normal for this neighborhood to say the least,” she said. “I could see… young people running every which direction, on this side of the street, the north side of the street, running into yards.”

Wilder then saw a car in front of her driveway, which took off headed west.

“It looked like a dark grey Honda or something like that,” she told KGUN. “And it stopped, did a U-Turn, and then sped off like it was gonna drag race or something. And then there was another barrage of gunfire.”

Sources say several University of Arizona students were at the party.

University leadership did not make someone available for an interview Monday, telling KGUN, “We will share only information that law enforcement has confirmed and does not jeopardize the integrity of their investigation.”

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A University of Arizona sophomore is dead and three other people were injured after a shooting at a house party in the 3200 block of E. 5th Street early Sunday morning.

Just after 1:40 a.m., Tucson Police arrived at the home following multiple reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found four people with obvious signs of gunshot trauma.

Three of the victims' injuries were not life-threatening. But the fourth victim, 20-year-old Erin Jones, died from her injuries.

UArizona president Robert Robbins sent an email to students and colleagues Sunday.

"Our deepest sympathies go out to Erin’s family in California and across the country, her friends, and her classmates in Tucson and Newport Beach, who are absorbing the heartbreaking news today," Robbins wrote.

TPD believes several University of Arizona students were attending the gathering.

Details are limited at this time, but according to TPD, there are currently no suspects, and an investigation is underway.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.