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Sahuarita police investigate first murder in 10 years

SAHUARITA – It is the first homicide in Sahuarita in 10 years.

A home invasion that turned deadly, it occurred last Saturday in the 2200 block of east Sahuarita Rd.

Sgt. Michael Falquez told News 4 Tucson; multiple masked men armed with weapons stormed the house. Two men inside the home were shot.  Both were taken to the hospital.  One was treated and released the other one was identified as 59-year-old Manuel Bojorquez of Eloy, Ariz.

Sgt. Falquez said he could not go into specifics of the case except to say they are following leads, and working around the clock to bring the people responsible to justice.

A possible motive, it could have been the wrong house that was targeted.

The neighbors declined on-camera interviews, but one did say the mobile home houses seasonal workers.  Sgt. Falquez said, “The immigration status of our victims is not a concern of this department.  It is irrelevant as far as we’re concerned.  We’re going to investigate the case to the best of our ability and bring those folks to justice.”

At the time of the home invasion, there were multiple people inside.

The neighbors also told News 4 Tucson, they did not see or hear anything. They became aware of the shooting when the police showed up.

One neighbor said “It’s scary,” especially since the suspects have not been arrested.

Sahuarita police are asking for your help. If you have any information call the Sahuarita police tip line at 520-445-7847, 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.


Caitlin Alexander

Caitlin Alexander

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