Homicide: Full press release

Written by The Bee

November 18, 2019

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – The Bullhead City Police Department is actively investigating a homicide, where one man was fatally shot and his wife was injured.

Detectives are currently looking for Jonathan Arthur Wallace, 27, who is wanted for first degree murder.

It was reported that suspect Benjie Junior Nunez, 34, and victim Kevin Castro Hurtado, 24, had been involved in an altercation a couple of weeks ago. Nunez had reportedly arranged to meet Castro Hurtado at the Family Dollar Store parking lot to physically fight on Sunday, November 17 at approximately 2 a.m. When Castro Hurtado arrived, Nunez was not there yet so he left in his vehicle, with his wife and two male friends. However, Nunez followed Castro Hurtado in his vehicle after he left. In the area of Marina Boulevard and Clearwater Drive, the driver, Benjie Nunez, and one of his passengers, Jonathan Wallace, were both armed with guns. Kevin Castro Hurtado was fatally shot. His wife, Vianney Barron, 20, suffered a grazed bullet wound to her leg and was treated and released at Western Arizona Regional Medical Center. The two other male passengers in Castro Hurtado’s vehicle were not injured. 

Later that morning, Benjie Nunez came to the Bullhead City Police Department lobby to turn himself in. Nunez faces charges of first degree murder and attempted first degree murder. He was booked into the Mohave County Jail in Kingman, AZ. 

If anyone has any information on Jonathan Wallace’s whereabouts, please contact our non-emergency dispatch number (928) 763-1999. A felony warrant has been issued for Wallace’s arrest. 

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