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19-year-old who died from overdose at south side home identified

TUCSON – The 19-year-old who died from an apparent overdose in connection to Thursday’s heavy police and fire personnel presence on the south side has been identified.

On Thursday, Tucson Police Department officers were flagged down at the parking lot of Carl’s Jr at E. Ajo Way after a 20-year-old man was unresponsive and showing symptoms of an apparent overdose. After he was administered with NARCAN, the police officers were informed of more potential overdose victims at a home at 800 W. Idaho St.

Upon arrival, the officers discovered Aaron Franciso Chavez and five others in need of medical treatment at the home. Chavez was pronounced dead at the scene and two others were transported to a hospital.

Police said the six people at the home were cases of apparent opioid-involved overdoses.

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead web content producer at News 4 Tucson. The University of Arizona graduate previously served as a community reporter at a news publication in Newton, Iowa.
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