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Police: Southside shooting victim was robbery suspect

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
Roy Brown (Source: Tucson Police Dept.) Roy Brown (Source: Tucson Police Dept.)
Julian Schmedding (Source: Tucson Police Dept.) Julian Schmedding (Source: Tucson Police Dept.)
Jesse King (Source: Tucson Police Dept.) Jesse King (Source: Tucson Police Dept.)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Authorities have identified the victim in a Saturday night shooting on the southside of Tucson as 15-year-old Johnathon Schmedding.

The TPD said Schmedding was with a group of men who were attempting to rob four other people in the 5700 block of East 28th Street.

The other three have been identified as Julian Schmedding, 19, Roy Lee Brown, 25, and Jesse King, 21. All are in custody and facing charges.

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The TPD said Johnathon Schmedding, Brown and King ran toward their robbery targets as Brown pulled out a handgun and fired several rounds. The would-be victims ran away.

Johnathon Schmedding was struck and killed by one of Brown's rounds. Julian Schmedding and King tried to get rid of the gun and return with Brown but all three were detained by police before the two could get back to the scene. Detectives also found the handgun and what they believe to be several other items used in committing robberies.

Brown, King, Schmedding are facing one count of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted armed robbery, four counts of aggravated robbery and one count of tampering with evidence. Brown and Schmedding are also facing a prohibited possessor charge.

The TPD said they received a call about shots fired just before 2 a.m., around the same time as officers patrolling the area near 28th and South Sahuara Avenue heard gunshots.

When the officers got to the area they found Johnathon Schmedding lying in the roadway. Tucson Fire Department responders tried to revive Schmedding, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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