California man arrested in freeway shooting that left 1 dead

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in a freeway shooting north of Green Valley that left one woman dead and a man and his baby daughter injured.

Tucson police say 21-year-old Mateo Zavala of Santa Ana, California was taken into custody Saturday night.

He’s been booked into the Pima County jail on suspicion of murder, aggravated assault, drive-by shooting and endangerment.

It was unclear Sunday if Zavala has a lawyer yet.

Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers responded to the shooting on Interstate 19.

Authorities identified the woman who died as 25-year-old Marilynn Patricia Pacheco of Tucson.

They say Zavala and Pacheco knew each other, but didn’t elaborate.

Pacheco’s relationship to the 25-year-old man and 3-year-old girl in the car with her also remains unclear.

Police also haven’t released their names.

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