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TPD identifies victim in east side homicide

TPD working eastside homicide, one man dead
Posted at 8:43 PM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 19:03:20-04

UPDATE: Tucson Police Department has identified the victim in Thursday's homicide as 43-year-old Jason Peebles.

Detectives determined that Peebles was living in an apartment with a family member. He was served with a court order the day before and was no longer allowed to be at the apartment.

According to TPD, other family members went to the residence last night to check on the apartment. They discovered the locks were changed and no one answered the door.

One of the family members, an adult male, attempted to enter through the back entrance of the home and was confronted by Peebles who began to physically assault him. Other family members intervened and as the confrontation continued, one family member grabbed a knife and stabbed Peebles.

Detectives are continuing to investigate.

Tucson Police are investigating a homicide in the 1600 block of North Wilmot that left one man dead Thursday.

According to TPD, the incident happened around 7:20 p.m.

Sgt. Bay with TPD says an altercation occurred between family members. Four people have been detained, but no arrests have been made.

There are no other suspects. TPD says this was not a random incident.

Police are unsure of how the man died at this time.

Detectives are continuing to investigate.