Man killed in east-side shooting identified - Tucson News Now

Man killed in east-side shooting identified

Police spray painted marks to show where the east side shooting started. (Source: Tucson News Now) Police spray painted marks to show where the east side shooting started. (Source: Tucson News Now)
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Police are investigating a triple-shooting that killed a man near 22nd Street and Craycroft. (Source: Tucson News Now) Police are investigating a triple-shooting that killed a man near 22nd Street and Craycroft. (Source: Tucson News Now)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Two brothers and a third man were involved in an argument that turned fatal early Sunday morning on the east side of Tucson, authorities said.

The Tucson Police Department said Ryan Johnson, 23, was fatally shot after he shot his brother and another man during a fight outside a home in the 5600 block of East 26th Street.

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TPD said Johnson's brother and the other man lived at the home where the shootings happened.

"The men were having a conversation outside that turned into a physical altercation," the TPD said in a news release. "During the course of the altercation, Johnson produced a handgun and shot his brother and the other male."

The homeowner went back inside and grabbed a gun. TPD said Johnson, who was still armed, then forced his way inside the home and was fatally shot by the homeowner.

Tucson News Now spoke to neighbors living on 26th Street who woke up to the sound of gunfire and police commanding them to stay in their homes. 

"We heard four gunshots right in a row. Pop, pop, pop – pop," one woman, who did not want to be identified, said. "Police were telling all the people to get back in their homes, stay in their homes and telling the man across the street to come out with his arms up. He came out, I didn’t see the blood, but my boyfriend said he had blood on him."  

"I was really surprised. We’ve been here almost 30 years and this neighborhood has gone up and down, good and bad stuff but lately it’s been really quiet," neighbor, Lori Gerbracht said.

As of Monday night, no arrests have been made. Once the investigation is complete, Tucson police plan to turn this case over to the District Attorney's office. 

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 88-CRIME.

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