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Man arrested following suspicious death

Man arrested following suspicious death

CREATED Jul 9, 2012 - UPDATED: Jul 9, 2012

Web Producer: Laura Kittell, Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - One man is dead and Tucson Police have arrested another on first degree murder charges.

Sgt. Chris Widmer tells KGUN9 that police responded to the vicinity of 7th Avenue and Tennessee Street in reference to a man found dead in the street.

TPD tells KGUN9 that the victim showed obvious signs of trauma. Homicide detectives took over the investigation which led them to a nearby home where they located and detained a suspect in the incident.

Detectives determined that the suspect and victim are known to each other and were involved in a verbal argument that turned physical. As a result of the physical altercation, the victim suffered blunt force trauma, which resulted in his death.

The victim in this case has not yet been identified. The suspect in this case was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail on one count of First Degree Murder. His name was not released, as his identity has not been confirmed.