Sexual assault suspect killed by police identified

CREATED Jun 20, 2011

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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson Police have identified 43-year-old Ernesto Agramont as the man killed during an incident on Jun. 15.

Diana Lopez, a spokesperson with Tucson Police tells KGUN9 detectives responded to 485 South Stone Avenue to locate and arrest Agramont for child sexual assault and child abuse charges.

When officers arrived, Agramont was immediately confrontational with detectives and made several statements referring to suicide by cop. Detectives asked for assistance to respond and help contain the home while they obtained a search warrant.

A short time later, Agramont exited his residence carrying a large knife. He was given numerous commands to drop the knife, which he refused to do continuing to advance towards officers. Officer Thomas Rizzi a 7-year veteran, Officer Jennifer Galaida a 9-year veteran, Officer James Wakeman a 10-year veteran, Officer Jobe Dickinson an 11-year veteran and Lieutenant Danny Denogean a 21-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department fired their weapons at the male striking him numerous times.

Officers immediately rendered aid to Agramont on scene until paramedics arrived. He was transported to University Medical Center where he died a short time later.

TPD urges anyone with information about this incident, including next of kin information for Agramont, to contact 911 or 88-CRIME.