Pinal County Looking For ‘Armed and Dangerous’ Murder Suspect

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in their search for a man accused of shooting two people in the Winkelman area on July 4.

Oscar Valencia, 40, of Tucson, is accused in the shooting death of a 39-year-old man and 38-year-old woman at a home near the Aravaipa RV Park near Arcadia Drive and State Route 77 in Winkelman just after 9:30 p.m.

The male victim died from his injuries. The woman, who Valencia allegedly knew, sustained a superficial gunshot wound in the incident and is in stable condition.

Witnesses reported that Valencia fled southbound on State Route 77 in a silver 2014 Jeep Patriot with Arizona license plate DDA1AXA. He was last seen wearing all black clothing with a black hat.

Authorities say Valencia is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on this crime or the where of Oscar Valencia is asked to call 911 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-948-6377).


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