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PCSD: Suspect in deadly assault on west side arrested, charged with murder

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Posted at 8:04 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 21:23:02-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Pima County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a fight on Tucson's west side Tuesday night.

According to PCSD, deputies arrived to the 5600 block of South Sandario Road and found a deceased man with signs of trauma. The victim has been identified as 66-year-old James Scott.

Deputies also made contact with another man with serious injuries and he was transported to a local hospital.

A third man, identified as 44-year-old Josh Ward, left the scene, resulting in a search for him.

Ward was located around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning after a citizen called 9-1-1.

Ward has since been arrested and charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault. PCSD says there are no other suspects.

This investigation is ongoing.