Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
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Press Release

Deputy Involved Shooting

Sent on 2/19/2017 9:24:41 AM

February 19, 2017 This morning, at approximately 2:00 a.m., San Xavier District deputies responded to the Circle K located at 9810 South Nogales Highway for a report of an armed robbery. When deputies arrived, they found a man with a gun, positioned directly behind a Circle K employee, still inside the store. The suspect ordered the employee to exit the store as he closely followed. Once outside the employee ran for safety toward a deputy who was near the south end of the building. The suspect then presented a gun and was fatally shot by deputies. The Circle K employee and all involved deputies were unharmed. The Homicide Unit has taken over the investigation. Detectives learned the deceased man was connected to a homicide in the 3800 block of South Palm Side Drive. For information on the Palm Side Drive homicide please contact the Tucson Police Department. More information about the deputy involved shooting will be provided as it becomes available.


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