Family mourns loss, police search for deadly shooting suspect

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A family is mourning tonight after a deadly shooting, and so far there are no clues as to why the victim was in a local park or why he was killed.

This shooting happened Tuesday night at Mansfield Park near 6th and Grant, just a few miles from where the victim lived.

His fiance, Kathleen Deluche-Ceasar says he left his home Tuesday night around 8:30 p.m.

She says he went to have some drinks with friends. About an hour later, police found him dead. When officers arrived they found him suffering from gunshots wounds.

He died at the scene.

With a suspect still on the loose, his loved ones are searching for answers.

"How do you explain to a two year old that daddy is not coming home?  How do you do it?" Deluche-Ceasar said.

She describes her husband as a selfless man.

"At 8 o'clock this morning I had to make phone calls to his family. That was the hardest phone call I ever had to make to them because nobody understands it. No one knows why and we still have no answers," she said.

Police notified his family early Wednesday morning.

They say this former marine and father of four will always be remembered as a loving man.

"You took a wonderful man from a wonderful family who needed him. And now, we are lost without him because we don't know what to do now and I don't know where to go from here."

Deluche-Ceasar said she and Niles were planning to get married at the end of this month on the date they met 13 years ago.

If you have any information for police, call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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