Police identify victim in Sunday fatal shooting - Tucson News Now

Police identify victim in Sunday fatal shooting

James Lee Derrington (Source: Tucson Police Department) James Lee Derrington (Source: Tucson Police Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Police have identified the victim in a fatal shooting that happened Sunday in midtown Tucson.

According to police, 50-year old James Schultz was shot by a man who followed him after Schultz had left the scene of an argument with the man.

Police say James Lee Derrington, 32, was arrested by Pima County Sheriff's Department deputies who found him walking out of a desert area near North La Cholla Road and West Ruthrauff Road.

Derrington was booked into the Pima County Jail and charged with one count of first-degree murder in the shooting at 50 West King Road near North Stone Avenue and East Prince Road.

According to a Tucson Police Department news release, Derrington and a woman had an argument with Schultz and another woman while at a store on North Oracle Road at about 4:30 Sunday afternoon.

Police say Schultz and the woman he was with left when they saw that Derrington had a rifle.

According to police, Derrington and the other woman followed the pair to 50 West King Road and Derrington allegedly shot Schultz in the car he had been driving. Schultz's passenger had already exited the car.

Schultz was taken to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

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