Molina still sought after Friday homicide shooting

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WANTED Madison  Michael Molina

A man was shot at about 7:45 a.m. Friday morning in front of a business in the 700 block of East Fort Lowell Road, which is near North First Avenue.

Diego Valdez, 30, was shot outside a north-side business Friday morning he later died at a hospital. The shooter, identified by police as Madison Michael Molina, 18, remains at large.

Southwest Ambulance was at the scene when police officers arrived, someone flagged down the medics, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a spokesman for the Tucson Police Department.

According to Dugan, Valdez was taken to the University of Arizona Medical Center by Tucson Fire Department paramedics, where he was pronounced dead.

The shooter ran away, causing a lockdown at Salpointe Catholic High School, near East Glenn Street and North Mountain Avenue, not far from the crime scene, Dugan said.

As of the last report the shooter was still at large.

The shooting does not appear to be random, Dugan said. Witnesses told investigators that Valdez and the suspect had an altercation before the shooting.

Molina has an active Felony Warrant for one count of First Degree Murder as a result of Friday’s homicide.

Molina should be considered armed and dangerous. If you know his whereabouts call 911 immediately.