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TPD: Driver that hit and killed boy taken into custody

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 20:54:21-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Police have taken the driver who hit and killed a 9-year-old boy Wednesday into custody.

Police say 39-year-old Ernesto Carrizoza is charged with second-degree murder, along with other felony-related charges.

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According to Sgt. Pete Dugan with TPD, the suspect's vehicle, a BMW SUV, was located in Pima County Friday after police sent out the vehicle's description and license plate number to the public.

Dugan says police located the man near Masterson & Alvord and took him into custody without incident.

Other agencies assisted, including Tohono O'odham and the F.B.I.