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Accused shooter indicted in February homicide

Oscar Contreras (South Tucson Police Department) Oscar Contreras (South Tucson Police Department)
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By Amanda Hurley, Tucson News Now intern

A grand jury has indicted a Tucson man on one count of first-degree murder for a February homicide in South Tucson.

Oscar Contreras, 21, is accused of shooting 38-year-old Azar Ian Rust on Feb. 20. 

Police responded to a call from the 2000 block of South 6th Avenue. They found Rust suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. 

Investigators identified Contreras as the shooter and a warrant was issued for his arrest on Nov. 22. Seven days later, his vehicle was stopped by police. Police say Contreras attempted to flee the scene but officers detained him. Contreras was booked into the Pima County Jail and held with a $1 million bond.

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