TUCSON (3TV/CBS 5) – Two more 17-year-olds are facing charges in connection with a deadly drive-by shooting on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson last weekend. Investigators say they developed probable cause to arrested Roberto Joaquin Camargo and Ruben Young, but they did not provide any details. Both have been booked into the Pima County Jail, the adult facility, on suspicion of first-degree murder and drive-by shooting.
Camargo and Young will now join Alonzo Orosco, also 17, who has been in jail since his arrest last Thursday. Police believe they shot and killed Forrest Beckett Keys, 20, at a parking garage near McKale Center late the night of Saturday, Feb. 20.
UArizona police responded first, within three minutes of the call, according to University of Arizona Police Chief Brian Seastone. They then contacted the Tucson Police Department for help. Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said his department took the lead on the investigation.
Detectives say Keys was walking home with his roommates that night when a maroon Cadillac sedan drove up. According to Magnus, the car's occupants "taunted" Keys and his roommates as it drove by. When Keys responded, the car turned around, and Keys walked up to it. He then "exchanged words through an open window and punched a passenger once," Magnus continued. Keys was shot "several times at close range," Magnus said. He died at the scene.
Keys, 20, was a sophomore from Philadelphia majoring in communications.
Magnus said Saturday afternoon that investigators believe Orosco, who was arrested Thursday, was driving the car, and Young was the gunman. He described Camargo as "a passenger whose actions contributed to the shooting." The car the three teens were in at the time of the shooting, a maroon 2008 Cadillac DTS with the Arizona license plate LZA3ANA, has not been found. Magnus said the car has damage to the rear passenger side.
Police have not released any details about any of the suspects. Magnus and Seastone said there's not much other information they can release about the case because the investigation is ongoing.
"We're still seeking additional individuals that have information or had involvement in this," Assistant Chief John Strader of the Investigations Bureau said. He declined to elaborate, citing a need to preserve the integrity of the investigation. "This was a senseless act of violence that was precipitated by the individuals in the vehicle."
"Unfortunately, crime does not know the boundaries of an educational institution," Seastone said, describing the shooting death of Keys as a "random act of violence." Seastone said this deadly shooting was the first homicide on the UArizona campus in nearly 14 years. "Gun violence on our campus is really pretty much nonexistent... This was a very random act... These are not people associated with the university in any manner." He said he based that on the fact that all three suspects are 17.
Keys was “a true leader and a charismatic figure on our campus,” university President Robert Robbins said. “This has been a very devastating week ... with the loss of a very beautiful young man.”