Yuma police identify man who was fatally shot in a bar
Dec. 18, 2017
YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally shot at a Yuma bar.
Yuma police say 37-year-old Joseph Benjamin Roosevelt was taken to a hospital after the shooting early Sunday and was pronounced dead.
They say 38-year-old Carlos Moreno Leal Jr. has been booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.
Police say the two men knew each other, but a motive for the shooting remains unclear.
Officers responded to reports of an aggravated assault at a Yuma bar shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday.
They arrived to find Roosevelt with a gunshot wound.
Police say Leal was identified as a suspect in the shooting and he was located and arrested.
It isn't immediately known if he has a lawyer for his case.