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Suspect Arrested in Connection with a Homicide Near the University Campus

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TUCSON, Arizona — Tucson police detectives have arrested a man in connection with a homicide that occurred near the University of Arizona campus on April 6.


Daniel Wolfley, 40, was arrested April 10 in the stabbing of 33-year-old Gary Lavier to death in an alley near the campus. Lavier and his sister were alleged with Wolfley when a fight started, leaving Lavier with several stab wounds, Tucson police said in a news release.


The siblings were found shortly after 1 a.m. on April 6. After callers said a wounded man was in the road near East Eighth Street and North Park Avenue Officers found.


Lavier later died of his injuries at a hospital, the department said. His sister, who was not identified by police, had a head injury but police said it was not life-threatening.


A fire was started in a wash near the incident and items were found burned, detectives learned on the morning of the homicide. The fire also destroyed a camp area where people were residing.


The department received information that Wolfley had spoken with friends about his involvement in both incidents, a news release said. Officers located him in the downtown area and took him into custody.


He’s been booked into the Pima County Jail on charges of second-degree murder, arson of an occupied structure and tampering with physical evidence.


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