TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that happened in midtown Tucson Tuesday, Feb. 5.
The Tucson Police Department on Monday, Feb. 11 said 34-year-old James Harlen Jones has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder.
The TPD said Jones shot Ruben Lemon near Dodge and Speedway. Lemon, 34, died at the scene.
According to the interim complaint from the TPD, the incident began as Lemon was being pursued by an SUV driven by Jones.
The TPD said Jones hit Lemon with his vehicle, which knocked him to the ground.
Jones then allegedly got out of the SUV and fired several shots at Lemon, hitting him four times. He got back into the vehicle and drove off while Lemon died at the scene.
The TPD said video from a nearby businesses showed the SUV prior to the shooting and a witness also positively identified the vehicle.
During the investigation, the TPD said it learned that the SUV was owned by Jones and where he lived.
The TPD said Jones matches the description of the suspect and his cell phone placed him in the area at the time of the shooting.
According to investigators, the vehicle was found at a different location than Jones’ home and it had no license plate and the VIN was covered.
Jones was found at his residence in the 1100 block of North Winstel and arrested.
According to the complaint, Jones faces one count of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
While gang detectives investigated this incident, the shooting does not appear to be gang motivated, according to the TPD.
Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME.