Suspect, Victim Identified In 36th Street Homicide

Glenn Kyser

On July 4, 2016 at approximately 6:15 p.m., Tucson Police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 2000 block of East 36th Street. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male on the ground with obvious signs of gunshot trauma and immediately began rendering first-aid. Officers were also able to locate and detain the suspect involved in the shooting.

Members from the Tucson Fire Department arrived on scene moments after police and transported the victim to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Shortly after arrival at the hospital, the victim was pronounced deceased.

Detectives from the Tucson Police Department’s Night Detective Unit and Homicide Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. They were able to determine that a small gathering took place at a residence in the neighborhood. During that gathering, an altercation occurred between multiple people, including the victim and suspect. At one point during the altercation, the victim pulled out a stun gun and shocked the suspect. The suspect then pulled out a handgun and shot the victim.

The suspect was identified as 29-year-old Glenn Kyser and was booked into the Pima County Jail on one count of 2nd Degree Murder.

The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Thomas Barnes. Detectives spoke with multiple witnesses at the scene, but are asking anyone with information to please call 88-CRIME.

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