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Police make arrest in south side homicide, victim identified

Posted at 10:57 AM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 19:46:40-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Tucson Police Department has arrested a man in connection to a homicide that happened near South Headley Road and West Valencia on Dec. 9.

According to TPD, officers responded to the scene around 4:00 a.m. and located a man with obvious signs of trauma. The victim was then transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

TPD has identified the victim as 19-year-old Leonardo Gonzalo Fausto Jr.

After speaking with several people who made initial 9-1-1 calls, detectives were able to determine there was a vehicle linked to the crime scene. Detectives then served a search warrant on the vehicle and a nearby home which led to further evidence.

On Dec. 11, TPD arrested 29-year-old Adriel Daniel Gomez on one count of 1st degree murder.

Detectives are continuing to investigate. If you have any information, call 88-CRIME.