Tucson, Arizona (3TV/CBS 5) — A man died after a night-long shooting involving police in Tucson on Friday.
Operations Community Response Team personnel were looking for a man accused of aggravated assault, a ban, and a shooting in city limits. He also had a warrant for violating probation. Officers spotted him driving near Grant Road and Park Avenue and tried to stop him, but he hurriedly escaped and began chasing him.
Shortly after, the suspect collided with another vehicle just west of Campbell Avenue on Grant Road. As the police approached the car, the man pulled out a gun and a gunshot involving the police occurred. A woman in the car was taken to a nearby hospital, but her injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.
Investigators learned that she was also considered a suspect in the first case that led to the search. She did not injure any police officers or anyone in the community. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department will lead the investigation into the suspect. A parallel investigation by the Tucson Police Department’s Office of Professional Standards is underway to determine whether officers violated policy.
This is the 15th police-involved shooting in Arizona in 2023.
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