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Police arrest 20-year-old woman accused of killing elderly man in hit-and-run

Held on a $500K bond, booked on two outstanding warrants
Posted at 10:05 AM, Apr 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 13:12:49-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson Police Department arrested a 20-year-old woman accused of killing a 79-year-old man in a hit-and-run wreck.

Officers claim Elaine Vernette Boone hit Anthony Ames at a parking lot on North Columbus Boulevard Friday, March 25.

Boone was booked into the Pima County Jail on a $501,500 bond.

She faces charges including aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument, aggravated assault with serious injuries and second-degree homicide.

She was also booked on two outstanding warrants.

Police say Boone intentionally hit Ames and another woman in the parking lot after an argument.

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