U.S. Marshals capture suspect wanted in Tucson shooting

U.S. Marshals capture suspect wanted in Tucson shooting
Lee Roy Hickman (Source: U.S. Marshal

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - On Friday, Sept. 7, Lee Roy Hickman, 32, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force on the south side of Tucson.

Hickman was wanted by the Tucson Police Department for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

United States Marshal David Gonzales said "Lee Roy Hickman is a violent criminal who was growing more violent every day in the Tucson Community. Due to the outstanding partnership between the U.S. Marshals and the Tucson Police Department, Hickman was apprehended before he could seriously hurt anyone."

On the morning of Feb. 25, 2018, the victim was standing in the parking lot of a south side Family Dollar. Hickman was driving by the Family Dollar and observed the victim. Hickman drove into the parking lot, got out of his car and began arguing with the victim. Hickman then displayed a handgun and fired several rounds at the victim. The victim ran from Hickman was able to avoid being shot. Hickman then fled the scene in his vehicle. The TPD responded and began their investigation.

On Sept.6, 2018, the TPD obtained an arrest warrant for Hickman for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. After obtaining the warrant, the TPD requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force in locating and apprehending Hickman.

In the early morning of Sept. 7, 2018, the U.S. Marshals Service led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force members located a vehicle associated to Hickman on Tucson's south west side.

Task force members observed Hickman get in the driver seat of a vehicle and drive away. Task force members were able to stop and contain the vehicle in the area of Mission Rd. and Drexel Rd. Hickman was arrested and turned over to the TPD where investigators are continuing their investigation.

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