Tucson's Most Wanted: latest in Three Points' murder - Tucson News Now

Authorities ID suspect in Three Points' murder investigation

THREE POINTS, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

People who live in Three Points have a few things in common.

They love open spaces.

They don't like people knocking on their front door.

And they definitely don't want anybody nosing around their property.

"I keep quiet just like the rest of the neighbors.  He was the only noisy one around."

Duane Michael is talking about his neighbor who used to live in the 11,000 block of South Colt Drive near Sasabe Road.

We say used to because he and a female friend were gunned down in their front yard two weeks ago.

It's unclear who wanted to kill 23 year old Pluma Blanca Cazares and 22 year old Vanessa Butler.

What is clear is that authorities are now looking for at least one person, in particular.

"Detectives with the Sheriff's Homicide unit have identified Charlie Michael Wooden as a person of interest," says Pima County Deputy Tom Peine.

29 year old Charlie Michael Wooden.

We're told he has known acquaintances near Three Points, Camino Verde and Ajo Way.

We don't know his relationship with the murder victims, though investigators have made it clear they definitely want to talk to him.

"They're asking for anybody with information on his whereabouts to let us know," Peine says.

As for what happened at the home  during the early morning hours of March 1st. neighbors say they were awakened by the sound of gunfire around 3 o'clock that morning.

"It was like a woodpecker," Michael said, imitating the sound of the bird.  "I jumped out of bed and went and run to the window and looked out and I seen a car come tearing out of the yard over there."

Because it was so dark Michael couldn't really get a good look at the vehicle.

"All I could see is headlights and the tail lights," he says.  "It was a car."

Whoever was inside that car wasn't done shooting yet.

"When they got to the street they let it go again," Michael said, making that same woodpecker sound. "And they took off down the road."

We don't know if Charlie Michael Wooden was inside the car that night or not.

Still, authorities do want to talk to him.

Wooden is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information about this man, you're asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME immediately.

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