ARIZONA NEWS

Tucson man accused of lying about weapon used in mass shooting

Sep 25, 2022, 7:15 AM

PHOENIX — A Tucson man was charged last week for making a false statement to agents during an investigation into a mass shooting, authorities said.

Investigators said Josue Lopez Quintana, 25, was interviewed after an investigation launched into the mass shooting in Tucson that left four people dead on Aug. 25, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona said in a press release.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined the lower receiver of the firearm used in the shooting was bought by Quintana in November 2021, as he allegedly completed a form at the Federal Firearms Licensee stating he was not acquiring the lower receiver on behalf of another person.

When confronted about the purchase on Aug. 26, investigators said Quintana made false statements about the purchase.

If Quintana is convicted, he could face a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.

ATF is conducting the case along with the Tucson Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

Phoenix apartment complex pool...

KTAR.com

Child in critical condition after being pulled from Phoenix apartment complex pool

A four-year-old girl is in critical condition after drowning in a Phoenix apartment complex pool on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

2 hours ago

Ted Kleca was last seen on Sunday at around 3 a.m., officials said. (Chandler Police Department pho...

Serena O'Sullivan

Silver Alert issued for missing Chandler man with cognitive condition

The Arizona Department of Public Safety issued a Silver Alert on Sunday for a 76-year-old Chandler man with a cognitive condition.

2 hours ago

File photo of a Valley Metro Tempe Streetcar. Officials are encouraging people to use mass transit ...

KTAR.com

1 woman killed, another injured in crash involving a light rail train in Phoenix

One woman was killed and another was injured in a crash involving a light rail car in Phoenix on Saturday night.

5 hours ago

Phoenix Fire...

David Veenstra

Phoenix police identify teen boy killed in fiery crash

Phoenix police identified the teen boy who died after a fiery automobile crash in south Phoenix on Saturday afternoon.

6 hours ago

sign of tonto national forest displayed at entrance of recreation site...

Tom Kuebel

National Forest Foundation and SRP agree to 5-year forest restoration agreement

The National Forest Foundation and SRP agreed to a five-year partnership to reduce wildfire risk and protect watershed basins in the Tonto National Forest.

7 hours ago

The auction will feature more than 1,300 professionally appraised lots. (Sierra Auction Photos)...

David Veenstra

Arizona Department of Revenue to auction off unclaimed property

The Arizona Department of Revenue is auctioning off unclaimed property from abandoned safe deposit boxes this week.

10 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

...

Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Valley residents should be mindful of plumbing ahead of holidays

With Halloween in the rear-view and more holidays coming up, Day & Night recommends that Valley residents prepare accordingly.

...

Sanderson Ford

The best ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day and give back to the community

Veterans Day is fast approaching and there's no better way to support our veterans than to donate to the Military Assistance Mission.

Tucson man accused of lying about weapon used in mass shooting