Pinal County Ask For Public’s Help Locating Wanted Homicide Suspect

Oscar Valencia [Photo courtesy Pinal County Sheriff's Office]

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a wanted homicide suspect.

According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, on July 4, 2022 at approximately 9:40 p.m., a 911 call was received regarding shots fired at a home in the 3000 block of Aravaipa Drive in the Winkelman area.

Deputies located two victims. A 39-year-old male victim was deceased from a gunshot wound, and a 38-year-old female victim sustained a superficial gunshot wound.

Witnesses to the shooting identified the suspect as 40-year-old Oscar Valencia of Tucson. The suspect was known to the female victim.

The suspect fled the scene southbound on SR77 in a silver 2014 Jeep Patriot, AZ license plate DDA1AXA. He was last seen wearing all black clothing and a black hat. He is considered armed and dangerous.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public to locate Oscar Valencia and/or the Jeep Patriot. Please call 911 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377) if you see him or the vehicle.

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