One man dead in east-side shooting, Tucson police investigating

One man dead in east-side shooting, Tucson police investigating

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Tucson Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on Wednesday afternoon, April 18 at an east-side hotel.

According to a TPD news release, officers from Operations Division East responded to the report of a shooting just before noon Wednesday, at a hotel room at 6555 East Speedway Boulevard.  When officers arrived they found a man, identified as 34-year-old David Jimenez, with obvious gun shot wounds.

Officers used their Individual First Aid Kits to help Jimenez and called the Tucson Fire Department.  He was transported to Banner University Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.

Detectives from the TPD Gang Unit arrived to continue the investigation, and learned that Jimenez had been inside the hotel room with friends and met with several other men regarding a reported drug transaction.

According to the TPD release a fight broke out and shots were fired.  The other men fled the room and remain outstanding.

The investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released as they become available.

Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME, they can remain anonymous.

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