Dec 12, 2013 10:27 PM by Stefanie Boe

Carjacking suspect who killed himself was wanted in Phoenix double murder

TUCSON - Tucson Police confirm the suspect who shot himself following a carjacking and chase Thursday afternoon was wanted for a double murder in Phoenix. Hector Karaca was accused of killing a 25-year-old man and his 17-year-old girlfriend back in October.

Karaca had family ties to Tucson and a "Tucson" tattoo across his back. He was linked to the 2006 murder of a Quick Mart employee in Tucson. While a murder charge was ultimately dropped, he served time for "hindering prosecution."

Karaca was released from prison just weeks before the October double murder.


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