Pima County Sheriff's Department

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

Update to Pursuit Leads to Deputy Involved Shoting

Sent on 7/22/2018 9:49:57 AM

The deputies involved in last night’s shooting have been identified as Deputy Paul Petropoulos, a 22 year veteran, and Sergeant Aaron Cross, a 17 year veteran. The suspect from this shooting has been identified as 39 year old Vincent James Ewer II. One of the department canines also received minor injuries during this incident. He was treated and released to his handler’s care. Original Release: Pursuit Leads To Deputy Involved Shooting July 22, 2018 Saturday night, at approximately 10p.m., deputies were involved in a vehicle pursuit that went into the parking lot of the Casino Del Sol on West Valencia Road. A Pascua Yaqui Police Department vehicle was struck by the suspect vehicle at this location. A male suspect then ran into the desert area from the suspect vehicle. Deputies pursued the suspect, who was armed with a firearm. Two deputies fired at the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene No deputies were injured in this incident. A Pascua Yaqui Police Department officer did receive minor injuries from the collision with the suspect vehicle, but was not transported to the hospital. Detectives have arrived on scene and taken over the investigation. This investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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