UPDATE: Suspects identified in double homicide near Park, Irvington

Trystn Montoya and Jacob Sosa
Trystn Montoya and Jacob Sosa(Tucson Police Department)
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 4:20 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 19, 2023 at 3:36 PM MST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - The Tucson Police Department has arrested two suspects in connection to a double homicide.

On September 18, the TPD and Tucson Fire Department personnel responded to reports of a possible collision with a male in the roadway in the area of S. Fremont Ave and E. Calle, Nevada, at 2:45 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found the male in the roadway with gunshot trauma. Despite life-saving measures, he died at the scene.

Police identified him as 18-year-old Bryan Antonio Torres.

Officers found a second victim seated in a passenger vehicle down the street. Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Emir Arreola-Morales.

Tucson Police said he had also sustained gunshot trauma and died at the scene.

Tucson Police have identified the suspects as 16-year-old Jacob Sosa and 17-year-old Trystn Montoya.

On September 22, members from the Operations Division South/Community Response Team (CRT), the Tucson Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), and the K-9 Unit took Jacob Sosa into custody in the area of S. Mission Rd. and W. Irvington Rd.

Tucson Police said Sosa was booked into the Pima County Jail and is facing two counts of 1st-degree murder and armed robbery. He is currently being held on a $1,000,000 bond.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the other suspect, Trystn Montoya, for two counts of 1st-degree murder and armed robbery.

On September 25, the Tucson Police Department Homicide Unit was contacted by the Clovis Police Department in New Mexico and informed that Trystn Montoya was a suspect in a recent homicide that occurred within their jurisdiction.

According to TPD, Montoya was eventually found and taken into custody by police in Clovis, New Mexico. He is now being held at the Lea County Detention Facility and is awaiting extradition.

Be sure to subscribe to the 13 News YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@13newskold