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TPD: One man killed after being shot in parking lot outside Park Place Mall

Suspect turned himself in to police on Feb. 2
Posted at 8:05 PM, Feb 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-03 10:21:23-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Detectives have made an arrest in last night's fatal shooting that occurred in a parking lot outside Park Place Mall near Broadway Boulevard in Tucson Tuesday evening.

The suspect, 23-year-old Rico Evi Ramon, has been booked into the Pima County Jail and charged with first degree murder.

Officers responded to the Dillard's parking lot, located at 5890 E Broadway Boulevard, at around 6:20 p.m. for a report of a shooting, according to Tucson Police.

Darne Willie James Jackson, 18-year-old, was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.

Jackson was accompanied by two females in the parking lot. They met with Ramon and had a verbal fight which turned physical.

Things escalated resulting into Ramon shooting Jackson.

As officers arrived, they were notified that the suspect had fled from the scene.

Ramon turned himself in to police at the East Side Substation on Wednesday afternoon.