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Tucson Police arrest 17-year-old suspect in south side homicide

Posted at 4:18 PM, Nov 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-22 18:18:41-05

Detectives with the Tucson Police Department have arrested a suspect in a November 21 shooting that left one man dead.

That shooting took place just before 6 a.m. at an apartment complex on South Mission Road. Officers responded to reports of shots fired and found an adult male victim with signs of gunshot trauma. The man, identified as 48-year-old Frankie Perez Sanchez, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives learned that Sanchez was at the complex to visit a friend. A physical altercation then took place with a male known to Sanchez while he was outside. During that fight, a second man became involved and several gunshots were heard.

Detectives identified and arrested 17-year-old Andrew Gonzalez. He has been booked into Pima County Jail on a 2nd degree murder charge.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is the 89th homicide in Tucson this year. That's compared to 58 in 2020.