Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Manuel Bojorquez that occurred on January 26, 2019.
According to the Sahuarita Police Department (SPD), officers were dispatched to a shooting incident in the 2200 block of E. Sahuarita Road. Multiple persons had been shot and were transported to local hospitals for medical treatment. One of the persons who was shot, Mr. Bojorquez succumbed to his injuries.
In August 3, 2020, William Anthony Lira, 28 years old of Tucson, was arrested for one count of first-degree murder and booked into the Pima County jail.
August 4, 2020, Manuel Robles Monreal Jr., 25 years old of Tucson, was arrested for first-degree murder and booked into the Pima County jail.
SPD Chief John Noland said, “Law enforcement leaders at all levels of government know that no one agency can address all issues, even when they have significant resources. I’m thankful for having good working relationships with our local, state and federal agencies! This case involved numerous SPD resources over a long period of time. The investigation was complex and our detectives, officers and civilian staff did not give up and they’ve done really good work! We send a big thank you out to those allied agencies like the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Marshals Service. Over the last few days, the U.S. Marshals played a significant role in tracking down and arresting two of the murder suspects at the request of the SPD.”
Other suspects are expected to be charged in this case.