Pima County Sheriff's Department

1750 E. Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 351-4600
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UPDATE: Male Driver Shot by Deputy in Self-Defense

Sent on 11/17/2012 1:09:06 PM

The male driver shot and killed in self-defense by a Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy last night has been identified as 23-year-old Vladimir Cardenas. He was wanted on a misdemeanor arrest warrant out of the Tucson Police Department. As part of the investigation conducted at the scene last night, detectives with the Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division obtained a search warrant for Cardenas’ vehicle. Inside they found what appeared to be different types of drugs and drug paraphernalia along with a variety of additional weapons. The investigation continues. The mug shot of Cardenas attached to this release was taken in 2009.


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