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Police arrest man involved in deadly shooting at car wash

Posted at 12:59 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 01:33:18-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson police are investigating a deadly shooting at a car wash on Fort Lowell Road.

Police identified the suspect involved as 20-year-old Juan Manuel Mercado.

On April 6, officers, SWAT, K9 and the US Marshals Service found Mercado near the east side. He was taken into custody and subsequently charged with first-degree murder.

Mercado was booked into Pima County Jail.

Police say the crime happened at Magic Wand Car Wash, 3001 East Fort Lowell Road March 22.

Detectives say 27-year-old Jesse Dominguez was found shot to death at the scene.

Dominguez was parked in the parking lot when a white vehicle pulled up next to him. Mercado walked to the passenger side of the white vehicle, then a passenger pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots at Dominguez.

Dominguez was also armed and shot back as the car sped away.

Police found the vehicle abandoned.