Jan 3, 2014 2:21 PM by Brian White

Police release description of double homicide suspect

TUCSON - A more detailed description of the suspect wanted for killing two people New Years Day has been released by police.

Tucson Police learned more about the suspect from interviewing the cab driver who dropped him off before dawn Jan. 1.

The suspect is described as being a black man with a thin build and weighing about 175 pounds.

The man is in his 20's or 30's and stands 5'10'' to 5'11''.

Tucson Police say the suspect was picked up by the cab driver with Cindy Burnett at the Junxion Bar downtown at around 3 a.m.

After the cab driver had dropped them off at in the 2200 block of East Sunland Vista, a fight ensued between Burnett and the suspect.

A bystander, 32-year-old Patrick Balbastro, tried to intervene, police said.

The suspect got into Balbastro's car and proceeded to run over Burnett and Balbastro repeatedly.

The suspect crashed the car into a nearby tree and flee, where he has eluded police since.

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