A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting outside an east-side bar, police said Tuesday.
John Majalca was involved with others in an assault Friday night of a 24-year-old man outside the bar, according to a news release from the Tucson Police Department.
During the assault, the victim pulled out a firearm and shot one of his assailants, police said.
Majalca is facing charges of aggravated assault with serious injury or dangerous instrument, attempted aggravated robbery, attempted armed robbery and first-degree murder.
He is facing the murder charge under the state's felony-murder rule. Arizona law allows those involved in the commission of a felony that results in the death of another person to be held responsible for the death.
The fight left Shawn Conrad, 27, dead of gunshot wounds.
Conrad was involved in the fight in the parking lot of the Cow Pony Bar, 6510 E. Tanque Verde Road, said Sgt. Diana Lopez, a police spokeswoman.
Here is Lopez's account of what happened:
Conrad and several other men got into an altercation with a 24-year-old man.
Conrad and the other men assaulted the 24-year-old, Lopez said. One of the men had a weapon, Lopez said, but she would not say what type.
The 24-year-old pulled out a handgun and shot Conrad, Lopez said.
A search-warrant document filed in connection with the case shows police recovered hatchets, a stun gun and several hammers from a property in the 3600 block of South Eighth Avenue. Also recovered were a belt buckle and shirt with "81" on them. This number can refer to the Hells Angels motorcycle gang.
Police would not say if Majalca or any of the others involved are members of the gang.
Gang detectives are investigating the shooting.
Majalca was sentenced in 2004 to 2.5 years in state prison for weapons misconduct, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections Web site. He was released in 2006.