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Green Valley shooting leaves man dead

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Pima County Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating an early morning shooting that left a man dead in Green Valley.

Deputy Tom Peine tells Tucson News Now, at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday deputies received a report of a shooting in the 400 block of West Apero Drive, near South La Canada Drive and West Esperanza Boulevard.

The female caller said her boyfriend had shot another man, who was later identified as Anthony Wayne Peters, 28.

Deputies and Sahuarita Police Department officers responded, and found Peters' vehicle a short distance south of the incident on La Canada Drive. The vehicle had gone off the roadway and came to rest down a slight embankment. Peine says deputies found Peters suffering a gunshot wound just outside of the car and rendered aid. Peters was pronounced dead at the scene.

Homicide Unit detectives say Peters and his 23-year-old girlfriend were involved in a physical domestic dispute earlier Saturday morning. The woman was able to escape to a neighbor's house. Detectives say Peters later showed up at the neighbor's home and forced his way inside. He then forced the woman back outside and into his car. The neighbor, a 35-year-old man, also came outside. During this time, detectives say the woman was able to escape from Peters once again.

The woman told detectives, when she escaped from the car and ran off, she heard gunfire, then saw Peters drive off in his car.

Peine says the neighbor admitted that he fired his weapon.

Right now, deputies have not made any arrests, as they continue their investigation.

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