16-Year-Old In Custody For Murder Of Tucson Man

A 16-year-old, Lashaun Jayvion White, is in custody for the 2nd Degree Murder a Tucson man, Anthony Watkins.

According to the Tucson Police Department, on March 6, 2021, at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the report of a shooting at an apartment complex located at 7450 E. 22nd St. When they arrived on the scene, officers found the 35-year-old Watkins suffering from obvious signs of gunshot trauma at the rear of the complex.

Officers tried to render aid, and Tucson Fire Medics arrived to continue life-saving efforts; however, Mr. Watkins was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officers were provided with the suspect’s description and began searching the area. Moments later, a 911 call was received from 16-year-old Lashaun Jayvion White, who told a dispatcher that he had information regarding the shooting. Officers located Lashaun at a near-by location and detained him.

Homicide detectives learned that Mr. Watkins and Lashaun know each other and were involved in a verbal argument. As the argument turned physical at the rear of the apartment complex, a handgun was produced and Mr. Watkins was struck by gunfire.

White is currently being held in the Pima County Jail/Adult Detention Center. Detectives are continuing the investigation and are asking anyone with information to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.

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