Five Suspects Arrested In Deadly Benson Highway Shooting

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TUCSON – The Pima County Sheriff’s Office has made five arrests in connection with the shooting death of Richard Ulibarri.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at approximately 3:27 a.m., deputies responded to 4444 East Benson Highway for a report of a shooting. When deputies arrived, they found the 49-year-old Ulibarri, with obvious signs of trauma.

Mr. Ulibarri was pronounced deceased at the scene. Deputies later found a second victim who survived the encounter.

Witnesses told deputies that the suspects had fled the scene on foot.

Detectives conducted multiple interviews and identified the suspects: 20-year-old Robert Yslava-Varela, 18-year-old Noah Arguellez, 20-year-old Ariel Monarrez, 20-year-old Nea Jones, and 20-year-old Gabriella Acosta. All five suspects have been located, arrested, and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex on multiple felonies, including First Degree Murder.

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