By Som Lisaius,
TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - The victim in Monday's bizarre murder near River Road and Oracle has been identified as 38 year old Ricardo Hylton. We don't know what Hylton was doing in the area or how he ended up in the suspect's car. What we do know is that he was shot several times at close range, then dumped in the middle of a neighborhood.
The Casa Del Rio subdivision has its share of parties and a few residents who get a little loud at times. But what happened here Monday night was terribly out of character: a shooting that left at 38 year old man dead--and authorities on the lookout for a very distinct black Mercedes.
"The victim may have been shot inside the vehicle, which was the black Mercedes S430," says Pima County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Ogan. "And then he may have been pushed out of the vehicle and left on the sidewalk."
While Mercedes are pretty common, the S430 is a four door and a little larger than some of Mercedes' entry-level models. Witnesses say they saw the victim pushed from the vehicle around 8:30 PM Monday. They then saw the Mercedes drive through the neighborhood with its lights off before eventually speeding off.
According to authorities that black Mercedes was parked in the 5000 block of River Crossing Monday. That's about two blocks West of River Road and Oracle. But according to witnesses, there was also another vehicle involved in the incident, a white passenger vehicle. And the whole ordeal may have all started with a fight between those two cars.
Whatever the case may be, authorities need your help. A 38 year old man is dead--and passengers from at least two vehicles probably have some idea what happened.
"We don't know the relationship between the victim and the suspect or suspects in the vehicle," Deputy Ogan says. "We'd really like to locate the back Mercedes S430. If anybody in the public sees it, certainly give us a call and let us know."
If you have any information, call 911 or 88 Crime. A reward up to one thousand dollars will go to the person whose tip leads to an arrest. You can remain anonymous. It isn't who you are--it's what you know that could help solve this case.
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