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Suspect in shooting near mall turns himself in

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Posted at 5:09 AM, Apr 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 08:09:48-04

Tucson police say they have arrested a suspect suspected of shooting and injuring a man near a mall on the city's east side.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that Robert Steven Balderrama turned himself in to police Saturday. The 19-year-old faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with serious physical injury.

Sgt. Pete Dugan says the victim and the suspect had been involved in a verbal dispute near the Park Place mall before shots were fired.

Dugan says the victim remains hospitalized with injuries that are not life threatening.

The incident remains under investigation.