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TPD investigating home invasion and shooting on Prince that left one dead

Posted at 6:50 PM, Sep 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 01:11:59-04

Tucson police are investigating a home invasion and shooting that took place in the 1000 block of West Prince Road on August 9, according to a news release. 

Police say on August 9 just before 1 p.m. officers responded to a report of a shooting the 1000 block West Prince. As officers arrived on scene they located a 56-year-old male victim with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. 

Paramedics transported the man Banner UMC with serious, but non life-threatening injuries. 

Detectives with the TPD Home Invasion Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation.

They were able to determine that the victim had been inside his residence with two other adults and two children. Police say just before 1 p.m. an unknown Hispanic male suspect entered the residence armed with a handgun and demanded money. 

The victim walked to a bedroom where he was shot multiple times by the suspect. No one else inside the residence was injured. 

The suspect fled the residence and was last seen getting into the passenger side of a dark truck or sport utility vehicle and left the area in an unknown direction.

Police say the suspect is described as a Hispanic man, 30-40 years of age, 5'9", 135 lbs, with a dark complexion and light hair. He was last seen wearing a back shirt with jeans and black boots. 

TPD says detectives observed evidence of narcotic sales inside the residence. It appeared the suspect was targeting the victims and that the incident was not a random act of violence.

Police say at this time there are no suspects in custody. 

On September 13, detectives learned that the victim of the shooting succumbed to injuries and was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as 56-year-old William "Bill" Bell. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call 88-CRIME, you can remain anonymous.