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Police: Woman killed by car after Sunday apartment complex parking lot shootout

Suspect arrested
Police say Carrissa Marie Santa Cruz, 38, was hit by a vehicle Sunday at an apartment complex at Santa Cruz Vista Apartments, 1240 W. Ajo Way.
Posted at 9:26 AM, Sep 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-09 20:29:48-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson police are investigating the killing of a 38-year-old woman.

Police say Carrissa Marie Santa Cruz, 38, was hit by a vehicle Sunday at an apartment complex at Santa Cruz Vista Apartments, 1240 W. Ajo Way.

Tucson Fire crews brought her to Banner University Medical Center, where she died.

Three other people were shot at the complex. Two men in their 20s were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Another person was hit by a stray bullet while he was in his apartment, and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police say several people were involved in a fight in the parking lot that led to gunfire and Santa Cruz being hit by the car.

Through further investigation, detectives established probable cause was and the suspect was identified as 36-year-old Jose Luis Norzagaray.

According to the department, detectives found Norzagaray in the area of S. 6th Ave. and W. Ajo Way, where he was into custody.

He was booked into the Pima County Jail Adult Detention Complex on the charges of prohibited possessor, failure to remain at the scene of a fatal accident, and unlawful flight from law enforcement.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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