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Man arrested in Mexico in connection with deadly Casa Grande shooting, 2 others still on the loose

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 21:58:25-04

A man was apprehended in Mexico over the weekend and brought back to Arizona in connection with a deadly shooting last week in the Casa Grande area.< /span>

A Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokesman said Alex Leon was turned over to their custody on Monday afternoon after being captured in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico by Mexican authorities. He was booked on homicide and aggravated assault charges.

Authorities had been searching for Leon and two other suspects, Ryan Jesus Gastelum and Ricardo Melchor, following a shooting near Casa Grande Mountain Park early Thursday morning. Reporters at the scene that morning saw multiple law enforcement vehicles and personnel investigating the area.

PCSO confirmed a man, identified Monday as Chad Bruno, was killed in the shooting and a woman, Alexia Resendiz, was injured.

Officials have not released further details about what led to the incident, but confirmed that "the parties all knew each other and met at the location of the shooting."

PCSO said both Gastelum and Melchor are still on the loose, and it's possible they also fled to Mexico. PCSO is working with federal authorities to locate and apprehend both men.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.