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Police make arrest after a man was killed at Iron Horse Park

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 20:10:02-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Tucson police investigated the killing of a man at a midtown park.

Police say the incident happened at Iron Horse Park, 75 N. First Avenue at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, April 2.

A man who was believed to be homeless was found dead at the park with obvious signs of trauma.

Police have identified the victim as 50-year-old Casey Donald Wright.

According to TPD, based on numerous witness information and collected evidence, detectives were able to obtain probable cause for an arrest warrant on 22-year-old Eric Wildman.

On April24, officers found Wildman in the area of Park and Irvington, where he was taken into custody and brought to the main police station.

After detectives conducted interviews, Wildman was booked into Pima County Jail on his arrest warrant for one count of first-degree murder.

A deceased male was found with obvious signs of trauma yesterday at Iron Horse Park. Details are limited at this time but detectives are asking anyone with information to call 88-CRIME. https://t.co/F9Hlk1eXZi pic.twitter.com/qa5zomDkYG

— Tucson Police Dept (@Tucson_Police) April 3, 2020