Police: Tucson man murdered hours after border threat warning - Tucson News Now

Police: Tucson man murdered hours after border threat warning

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Mexican police confirmed a Tucson man was murdered just hours after the U.S. Consulate warned Americans to use caution in Nogales, Sonora.

Police said a man, identified as 25-year-old Jorge Luis Soto, was found early on Monday morning, shot dead behind the wheel of an SUV on the south side of Nogales, Sonora.

It's reported as one of five murders on the Sonoran side of the border over the weekend.

A Twitter message on Sunday from the U.S. Consulate stated, "Due to credible threat information the consulate urges U.S. citizens to take highest precautions regarding personal safety in and around Nogales.

The consulate has not responded to repeated requests to clarify the nature of the threat. The U.S. State Department has not updated its Mexico travel statement since January.

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