2 charged in deadly shooting outside strip club
Two Tucson men have surrendered to police and face charges in the fatal shooting of a man during a late-night fight outside a Midtown strip club, authorities said.
Joseph Anthony Campos, 23, died during a melee around 3 a.m. on June 30, in the parking lot of Eden Adult Cabaret, 3650 E. Speedway, police said.
During the brawl, which involved "a large group of males," Michael Anthony Colmenero, 21, fired a handgun multiple times into the air, a Tucson Police Department spokesman said.
While Colmenero was shooting, Eric Zamarra, 42, also pulled out a gun and fired. A bullet shot by Zamarra hit Campos, killing him, Sgt. Pete Dugan said.
Zamarra told friends after the incident that he was shooting back in self-defense, according to a friend who spoke with TucsonSentinel.com.
Campos was found by police "unresponsive ... with obvious signs of gunshot trauma" and declared dead at the scene, Dugan said.
Colmenero and Zamarra both turned themselves in to police on Saturday after felony arrests warrants were issued. Zamarra had reportedly been interviewed by police prior to a warrant being issued.
Zamarra was charged with second degree murder and disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon. Colmenero was charged with possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited possessor, discharging a firearm within the city limits and disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon, Dugan said.
Court records showed Zamarra was being held on $75,000 bond, while Colmenero's bond was set at $7,500.
The nightclub where the shooting took place, on Speedway near Alvernon, does not have a liquor license and features fully nude exotic dancers.