TPD: Murder suspect turns self in at border

TPD: Murder suspect turns self in at border
Police provided a prior mugshot of Islas-Garcia, who was wanted for first degree murder (Source: TPD).

A man suspected of killing his girlfriend turned himself in at the U.S. - Mexico border Saturday morning, according to a release from Tucson Police Department.

The agency stated that detectives had a felony arrest warrant for Jose Islas-Garcia after they found his girlfriend, 18-year-old Yocelyn Ozuna Ortega, shot dead at their home on Thursday, March 8.

The couple had a history of domestic violence, according to the release.

It stated that the couple had been arguing earlier in the day at their home in the 400 block of East Teton Road, which is south of Valencia Road and just off of Nogales Highway.

Detectives learned that Islas-Garcia's mother, who lives nearby, stopped at the home Thursday night and discovered her son's girlfriend unresponsive, according to the release.

The 27 year old was wanted for first degree murder and believed to have fled to Mexico.

He turned himself in Saturday without incident and was transported and booked in the Santa Cruz County Jail, according to TPD.

The case is still being investigated. Anyone with information can share it anonymously with 88-CRIME.

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