TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson Police Department originally provided an incorrect age for Johnny J. Rodriguez.
Tucson police investigated a deadly single-vehicle wreck near Dodge and Fort Lowell Monday.
🔴🚦TRAFFIC ALERT🚦🔴— Sergeant Richard Gradillas (@SgtGradillas) January 4, 2021
Please avoid the intersection of N. Dodge Blvd. and E. Fort Lowell Rd. as officers from Operation Division Midtown are investigating a fatal single vehicle collision. Use alternate route. pic.twitter.com/6QpDo51OZG
Just after 5 a.m., 30-year-old Johnny J. Rodriguez died after he drove a black 2017 Nissan Rogue eastbound into several fixed objects on the northside of the roadway in the 3600 block of Fort Lowell Road. The car came to a stop near Dodge Boulevard.
On Jan. 6, the Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy that determined Rodriguez sustained gunshot trauma prior to the crash, according to TPD. Homicide detectives were able to determine a timeline that happened leading up to the crash.
Detectives believe Rodriguez was shot by an unknown person in another vehicle, police say. Both vehicles were traveling on Fort Lowell when Rodriguez was struck by gunfire.
After detectives reviewed surveillance video, they were able to identify the suspect involved as 40-year-old Dallas Lelyn Combs.
Police say a felony arrest warrant was obtained for the homicide of Rodriguez.
On Jan. 15, officers found Combs in a stolen vehicle parked at 850 E. Wetmore Road, according to TPD. During contact, Combs attempted to flee the area, then barricaded himself in the vehicle.
After several hours, Combs peacefully surrendered and was taken into custody, police say. Officers located a firearm in the vehicle during his arrest.
Combs was booked into Pima County Jail on his felony warrant and charged with First-Degree Murder.
Last night CRT Officers from @OperationsWest, @OperationsEast, SWAT & Hostage Negotiators arrested homicide suspect Dallas Combs (40). He attempted to flee & barricaded himself in a vehicle upon contact. Combs eventually surrendered to police peacefully. https://t.co/SdBLvNdZ3w pic.twitter.com/RvAlnxYaoe— Ofc. Frank Magos (@ofcrmagos) January 16, 2021