Detectives from the homicide unit are investigating the death of a 60-year-old male identified as James Russell Smith.
According to Sgt. Maria Hawke with the Tucson Police, officers from the midtown division responded to an apartment complex located at 2480 North Palo Verde Road to conduct a welfare check on an adult male, who was lying on the ground.
Upon their arrival, they discovered the male was suffering from obvious signs of trauma.
Emergency medical personnel from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the area as well. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Detectives learned that a citizen at the complex heard a commotion occurring outside of his apartment. When the citizen looked out to see what was happening, he saw the male lying on the sidewalk and called 911.
The investigation continues to determine the suspect(s) and motive(s) associated to the incident.
Anyone having information is asked to call 911 or 88-Crime.
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