Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
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Press Release

Update: Detectives Investigate Homicide on Northwest Side

Sent on 7/22/2016 5:00:59 PM

Today at approximately 4:24 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Unit arrested 35-year-old James R. Lapan Jr., for the murder of Mr. Nicolas Morelos. Mr. Lapan Jr. was apprehended during a traffic stop on Pinal Air Park Road, west of the I10 freeway. Mr. James R. Lapan Jr. was charged with first degree murder and was subsequently booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex. The investigation is still ongoing.


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