Pima County Sheriff's Department

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

Updated Deputy Involved Shooting

Sent on 3/3/2018 10:42:29 PM

Update to Deputy Involved Shooting: The suspect from yesterday’s deputy involved shooting has been identified as Amanda Alvarez, a 38 year old female. Ms. Alvarez was transported to University Medical Center where she was declared decease Deputy Involved Shooting This afternoon, at approximately 4:00 p.m., deputies responded to the 4700 block of West Camino Tierra for a disturbance. It was reported that a female, who was not a resident of the property, was brandishing a two by four board and struck a resident with it. Upon arrival, deputies located the female in a trailer on the property. Shortly after locating the female, one deputy was involved in a shooting. Deputies on scene were treated and released for chemical exposure. The deputy involved was identified as Samuel Herrera. He has been a deputy for one and a half years. Detectives have arrived on scene and taken over the investigation. This investigation is ongoing and is still in the early stages. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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