No charges in Motel shooting; Tubac body ID'd; Homice investigation

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The 'shooters' in last week's deadly shooting at the Red Roof Inn on Irvington and Palo Verde were actually victims of an armed robbery.

They defended themselves by shooting 27-year-old Patrick Polanco who died at the scene.

They also shot another suspect, who got dropped off at the hospital. He now faces first degree murder, because he was involved in a felony that led to the death of his friend.

A third suspect is still missing. He's described as a hispanic man in his late 20s to early 30s, about 5'8" and 160 pounds.

The couple who shot the robbers will not be charged.  Read more.

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The body found last month at a Santa Cruz County ranch has been identified, and now the search is on for his killer.

Javier Mendez-Celaya, 31, was shot to death and buried in a shallow grave in Tubac.

Detectives have identified a suspect who was known to ranch hands at Tres Alamos, but was never employed there.

Related: Shallow grave found near Tubac

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Tucson police are searching for a suspect or suspects involved in a deadly shooting.

It happened at a home near South 12th Avenue and Los Reales Road Monday night.

Police arrived on the scene and found 74-year-old William Herr dead inside the house.

If you have any information about the case please call 88-CRIME.