Tucson headlines: Suspicous package; Double murder; 2009 murder arrest; House party murder arrest; Execution

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- There were some tense moments outside the Bank of America on Ina and Oracle Tuesday.

Pima County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene after a call came in about a suspicious package.

Ina and Oracle was closed off for some time, but later reopened.

The Pima Regional Bomb Squad conducted tests and determined the object had no hazardous materials.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Shots rang out at a parking lot on the 2800 block of South Mission Road.

Police arrived just three minutes later, but no one was there.  They found spent bullets and blood on the ground, but no victims.  

Talking to witnesses, they got a description of one vehicle which had fled the scene.  An officer on routine patrol spotted it northbound on Mission and followed it to St. Mary's hospital.  Inside was one shooting victim.  That victim later died.

The second victim was found in a vehicle near Interstate 19 and Ajo Way.  The man's wife was apparently trying to drive him to Kino Hospital for treatment when she flagged down a Tucson police vehicle.  That man was taken to University Medical Center in what was described as "life threatening" condition.  He later died.

Both victims were described as Hispanic males in their 20's.

so right now our homicide detectives and they're currently continuing this investigation and attempting to identify any suspects in this case to determine what the roles of the parties might be and what the relationship might be if there is one.

After the incident, police conducted a welfare check at a mobile home on West Ajo.  Officers discovered items that spurred a narcotics investigation.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- A December 2009 murder appears to be solved.  Bryan Lester, 29, surrendered Tuesday at TPD headquarters.

He's been booked into the Pima County jail on one count of first degree murder for the death of Christopher Lozano at a party in the Littletown area, near I-10 and Craycroft.

New evidence indicated he was responsible for Lozano's death.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- Officers Tuesday booked 16-year-old Shane Ridley for the shooting death of Marcell Chappell at a house party in the Midvale Park neighborhood back in January.

Investigators think gang ties played a part in the murder.


PHOENIX, Ariz. -- An Arizona inmate convicted of killing two people at a Phoenix convenience store 22-years-ago paid for that crime with his life Tuesday.

Eric king, 47, died by lethal injection despite his attorney's last minute arguments over one of the execution drugs.

Monday night king had a last meal of fried catfish, collard greens, cornbread and creamed soda.

He declined any last words.

And one week from Tuesday, Arizona will execute another inmate, Daniel Cook.

The 49-year-old was convicted of raping, torturing and strangling two men in Lake Havasu in 1987.

The State Supreme Court authorized Cook's execution the same day it approved King's.