TUCSON, Ariz. — On May 2, 2016, the University of Arizona Police Department (UAPD) with the assistance from Tucson Police Department S.W.A.T. team has made an arrest in last week’s shooting which occurred on the University of Arizona campus.
Christopher Eugene, 29, was arrested without incident at his residence at 7:00am Monday morning. He is currently being held in the Pima County Jail on three felony charges, including; two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of aggravated robbery.
Through their investigation, UAPD Detectives were able to gather evidence confirming Mr. Eugenewas the individual responsible for the shooting. Neither Mr. Eugene nor the victim have any affiliation with the University of Arizona
The shooting was reported to UAPD on April 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm after a citizen called 911 reporting possible gun shots in the area of the area of the Keating/BIO5 building, 1657 E. Helen Street. When officers arrived at the scene they located shell casings and blood, no victim or suspects were found in the area. About 90 minutes after the shooting, a male, who was later identified as the victim, checked himself into a local hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
On the night of the shooting several UAlerts were sent out warning the University of Arizona community of the incident. Through those alerts UAPD received several tips about the incident, which aided the investigation and apprehension of Eugene.
This case is still currently under investigation by the University of Arizona Police Department. Due to the on-going investigation, UAPD is not releasing a photo of Mr. Eugene.