Man convicted of murder, attempted murder from 2016 incident

Man convicted of murder, attempted murder from 2016 incident
Steve Anaya (Source: Tucson Police Department)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A man has been convicted in connection with a 2016 incident Pima County authorities have called a drug deal gone bad.

On Monday, May 14, a jury found Steven Anaya guilty of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and prohibited possession of a firearm.

Authorities said Anaya shot Alan Galvez and his cousin in August 2016.

The Pima County Attorney's Office said all three men were in a truck when Anaya pulled out a firearm and shot Galvez once in the head and twice in the back.

Galvez's cousin was shot in the arm and chest, but he was able to escape when Anaya's gun malfunctioned.

The PCAO said Anaya took the truck and dumped Galvez's body in the desert. He stole a gold chain from Galvez's body and pawned it the next day, according to the PCAO.

Anaya was arrested two weeks after the shooting and authorities said he still had the murder weapon on him.

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