Police arrest a suspect in fatal shooting near university

November 6, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police in Tucson say they have arrested a man allegedly involved in a homicide last week near the University of Arizona campus.

They say 29-year-old Bernard Deshon Rayford is being held in connection with a fatal shooting late last month that could be gang related.

It was unclear Sunday if Rayford has a lawyer yet.

Police found Rayford inside of a home on Tucson’s south side and say he was taken into custody without incident.

Rayford has been booked into the Pima County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police say officers went to a home on Oct. 28 and found two men who had been shot.

Both were taken to hospitals, and one of the men died. He was identified as 25-year-old Peter Ortiz.

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