Arrest Made in Thursday’s Car Crash

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Authorities have released new details in the scary shooting death of a woman in Tucson.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the victim was shot to death in a car that crashed on Interstate 10 near Kolb Road on Thursday night, Feb. 22.

A Phoenix man, 32-year-old Leroy Calderon Jr. has been booked into the Pima County Jail on charges of second-degree homicide, child abuse and prohibited possessor. Police say a 7-year-old boy, the son of the suspect and the victim, was in the vehicle at the time of the incident. Officials have yet to determine their relationship status, and the boy was turned over to the custody of the Department of Child Safety.


The incident occurred at around 9:15 pm and closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 at Kolb Road for several hours. DPS officers responding to the scene discovered the car in the median with the woman unresponsive behind the wheel. The suspect was a passenger, but troopers are still working to confirm if the victim was shot before or after the vehicle entered the median. Her identity has not yet been made public.

For more information, please visit the official Arizona Department of Public Safety website.

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