Tucson Police have arrested three suspects in connection with the murders of 21-year-old Matthew Favela, 16-year-old Carlos Ross, and 16-year-old Amonn Sandoval.
On November 30, 2018, 15-year-old Filomeno Edwardo Flores turned himself in to the Tucson Police Department Headquarters. On December 4, 2018, detectives located and arrested 16-year-old Maki Dion Riley in the 7100 block of East 22nd Street. On December 5, 2018, detectives located and arrested 16-year-old Aaron Rodriguez in the 7900 block of East Broadway Boulevard. All three were arrested without incident and were booked into Pima County Jail.
Each of the arrestees were charged with 1 count of First Degree Murder. Additional charges are pending.
On November 8, 2018, just before 5:00 p.m., Tucson Police officers were dispatched to Lakeside Park after the department received multiple 911 calls about a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located Matthew Favela, Carlos Ross, and Amonn Sandoval on the ground with obvious signs of gunshot trauma.
Detectives were able to determine that Matthew Favela, Carlos Ross and two friends drove to Lakeside Park to meet with Amonn Sandoval and an unknown male. Shortly after arriving, they met with Amonn and the unknown male in the west parking lot. After a brief conversation, gunfire was exchanged between the two groups. Favela, Ross and Sandoval were all struck by gunfire. The two friends in the car were uninjured and remained on scene where they spoke with detectives.