Teens charged in connection to botched robbery that left Arizona man dead, police say

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Aug. 8 2021, Published 8:38 a.m. ET

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Two Arizona teenagers have been charged with the fatal shooting of a man during a botched robbery, according to authorities.

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Detectives made two arrests related to the fatal shooting of 30-year-old Ron Everett Fitch, who was lured into a robbery gone awry, Tuscon police said.

Tucson police officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of E. Prince Road on July 28 for reports of gunfire and an unresponsive male in the parking lot, according to the agency.

Police reportedly found a man “suffering from obvious signs of gunshot trauma” and began rendering aid until Tucson fire personnel arrived. Despite lifesaving efforts, the man, later identified as Fitch, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

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Homicide detectives responded and determined Fitch was fatally shot during a robbery in connection to a deal to sell something through a website.

Tucson Police detectives reportedly identified 17-year-old Aaron Jordae McComb as a suspect through interviews, and forensic evidence, according to a statement from the department.

Officers from both Operations Division West and Operations Division East/Community Response Teams reportedly found McComb at his house in the 7400 block of E. 22nd St on Aug. 2. McComb was taken into custody and booked into Pima County Jail on charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery.

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Hours later, Tucson police said interviews and forensic evidence helped identify 16-year-old Rashine Ashburn as an additional suspect.

Officers detained Ashburn, who was charged with first-degree murder and four counts of armed robbery, in the 3800 block of E. Glenn St on Aug. 5.

Ashburn was booked into Pima County Jail. Detectives believe McComb and Ashburn were involved in a separate armed robbery earlier on the day of Fitch’s death. Police said additional charges may be added at the conclusion of the investigation.

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