Police arrest suspect in fatal shooting last month in Tucson

January 8, 2021 GMT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in a fatal shooting last month in Tucson, according to police.

They said investigators developed information identifying the homicide suspect as 39-year-old Richard Junior Miller.

A warrant was issued Tuesday for Miller’s arrest, and he was booked into the Pima County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder.

It was unclear Thursday if Miller has a lawyer yet for his case.

Police responded just before midnight on Dec. 23 to a call about a man found inside his home with gunshot wounds. The man was taken to a Tucson hospital, where he later died from his injuries.


He was later identified as 55-year-old Jeffry Ray Hunter.

Detectives learned through interviews that the man was at the caller’s home visiting a friend when an argument ensued and shots were fired.

Police believe other guests in the home left before officers arrived.