SOUTH TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities say a 25-year-old man is in custody in
connection with shooting in South Tucson that wounded a father and son.
South Tucson police say Julian Martinez was arrested Tuesday after he was
released from a hospital.
They say he’s been booked into jail on suspicion of two counts of attempted
second-degree murder and misconduct involving weapons.
Martinez was critically wounded in the Aug. 4 shooting.
Police say an unidentified 53-year-old man and his 30-year-old son suffered
non-life threatening injuries.
Investigators say the three men were in the front yard of a home when an
argument broke out and Martinez allegedly pulled out a small-caliber handgun and
threatened to “shoot everyone.”
Police say the 53-year-old man drew his own gun and shot Martinez in
self-defense as Martinez also opened fire.