Three 17-year-olds are accused of killing a University of Arizona student in a drive-by shooting.
Tucson Police charged Alonzo Orosco, Roberto Camargo, and Ruben Young with first-degree murder for the killing of Forrest Beckett Keys
Keys, a sophomore majoring in communications from Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, was shot and killed on Feb. 20.
Police said Keys and his two roommates were walking home at approximately 11:03 p.m. when Orosco’s maroon Cadillac drove past the men. An argument ensued when one of the occupants in the car allegedly said something offensive enough for Keys to shout back at them.
Witnesses said the Cadillac turned around and headed towards Keys and his friends. Keys allegedly threw a punch at the passenger through the open front window following more verbal exchanges.
At that point, Keys was shot multiple times at close range and ran into a parking garage before he collapsed.
Campus police responded to a call of shots fired at Cherry Avenue Garage, and found Keys suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Orosco was arrested on Feb. 26. Camargo and Young were arrested the next day. The boys were booked at the Pima County Jail/Adult Detention Center.
The University of Arizona has established a scholarship endowment honoring Keys.
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