Tucson police announced on Tuesday, March 13, that have identified the victim and arrested the suspect in a midtown homicide.
According to police, 48-year-old Scott Baucom was arrested shortly after the investigation began Monday night, March 13. He faces a first-degree murder charge and an armed robbery charge in connection with the death of 46-year-old Mitchell Smith.
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Authorities say Tucson firefighters responded to a call for help from a life-alert device in the 3500 block of E. Third Street just before 11 p.m. Monday night.
When they got there, they found Smith, deceased with obvious signs of trauma, and called police.
According to Sgt. Pete Dugan with the Tucson Police Department, Smith lived alone.
No one else was in the house.
Smith's car was missing, but was found a short time later on Fourth Avenue near Sixth Street. Baucom, who police say is an associate of Smith, was found near the vehicle. After interviewing him, detectives booked Baucom into the Pima County Jail.
Police say Baucom had several items that belonged to Smith.
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