The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating the death of 43-year-old Jason Peebles
that occurred on Tucson’s East Side yesterday evening.
On June 21, 2018, around 7:21 p.m., Tucson Police officers responded to several 911 calls of an unknown trouble at an apartment complex located at 1600 N. Wilmot Rd. Upon arrival, officers located several individuals outside an apartment. They learned there had been an altercation and one male was possibly injured inside the apartment. Officers entered the apartment to check welfare and located Mr. Peebles with obvious sharp force trauma. Officers rendered aid but Mr. Peebles was pronounced deceased on scene.
Detectives conducted interviews and collected evidence and learned Mr. Peebles had been residing in an apartment with a family member. He had been served with a court order the day before and was no longer allowed to be at the apartment. Last night, other family members went to the residence to check on the apartment. They found the locks had been changed and no one answered the door after several attempts. As one adult male family member attempted to enter the residence through the back, he was confronted by Mr. Peebles who began to physically assault him. Another male attempted to intervene but was unsuccessful.
As the physical fight continued, the family member retrieved a knife from his person and stabbed Mr. Peebles. Mr. Peebles retreated to the inside of the apartment and the family member fled to the parking lot to the other family members, who then called 911.
The detectives believe they have all persons involved in this incident accounted for and no arrests have been made at this time. The detectives are continuing this investigation and once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Pima County Attorney’s Office for review.