On April 8, 2018, around 3:48 a.m., officers from Operations Division East responded to an unknown trouble call in the 5600 block of E. 28th St. Upon arrival, they located an adult male in the roadway with obvious injury. Officers immediately began rendering aid and summoned paramedics. Members from the Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the male to Banner University Medical Center with severe head injuries.
On April 11, 2018, detectives were notified the male succumbed to injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. He has been identified at 32-year-old Robert E. Hernandez.
The on scene investigation revealed Mr. Hernandez and another adult male had been in a physical altercation in a driveway in the 5600 block of E. 28th St. The male and an adult female entered a black Chevy Silverado pickup truck to leave the area. Mr. Hernandez continued attempting to assault the male, while standing at the driver’s side door. The male then began to drive away and Mr. Hernandez was hanging onto the outside of the vehicle. He was dragged for a short distance before falling from the truck. Mr. Hernandez struck his head on the paved roadway. The driver left the area but was later located by officers from Operations Division West.
The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time. Detectives are asking anyone with information related to this incident to please call 88-CRIME (you can remain anonymous).