A Tucson man wanted in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed an Amado tow truck driver and his customer has been arrested.
Tucson Police Department officers found Justin Lang, 32, at a residence near 30th Street and Marc Drive on the eastside of Tucson this morning. He was taken into custody by SWAT team members and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center on suspicion of two counts of manslaughter. According to a TPD news release, additional charges are pending.
Tucson police said Lang was traveling east on West Simmons Road at a high rate of speed around 10 p.m. June 10. Although Simmons ends at Oracle Road, Lang continued across all six lanes of Oracle and drove directly into the parking lot of the Discount Tire located just south of Prince Road, police said.
The vehicle, a 2001 BMW 740 iL, struck a tow truck, Rick Struble, 57, of Amado and Ramon Murillo III, 32, as they were standing in the parking lot. Murillo died at the scene and Struble died shortly after arriving at a hospital, TPD Sgt. Pete Dugan said.
Police said Lang fled east on foot through an apartment complex.
According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, Lang was released from prison in November in an aggravated assault case and a warrant was issued for his arrest Feb. 25 after he absconded while on parole.
Lang was sentenced to five years in prison in November 2014, after pleading guilty to aggravated assault. According to court records, Lang shot a man in the knee because he believed he'd been given salt instead of methamphetamine during a $450 drug deal at a motel on North Oracle Road. Lang told a probation officer he intended to shoot a mattress and not the drug dealer.
Lang has also spent time in prison for stealing a car and for a drug violation, ADOC records show.