9 On Your Side Crime Watch

TPD identifies man killed in officer involved shooting

CREATED Jun 28, 2011

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Reporter: Claire Doan
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - One person is dead and two others have sustained injuries after a shooting on Tucson's Northside.

Sgt. Diana Lopez, a spokesperson with the Tucson Police Department tells KGUN9 that on Jun. 27, officers were called to the Overboard Restaurant located at 4105 North Oracle Road in reference a shooting victim.  When officers arrived at the restaurant, they found a 37-year-old male suffering from gunshot trauma to the head.  

Witnesses on scene advised officers who the shooting suspect was and pointed him out to officers as he was fleeing from the scene.  Officers followed the suspect as he fled on foot southbound from the scene.

Police made contact with the suspect near the 4000 block of North Oracle Road.  Officer Nancy Fatura, a 12-year-veteran, and Officer Christopher Duenas, a 10-year-veteran, addressed the suspect and attempted to detain him. The suspect immediately became confrontational, adopted a fighting posture, and made statements to the effect that he would not be captured alive.

During the confrontation, one of the officers attempted to control the suspect through the use of a taser. The suspect was unaffected by the taser and continued his assault on the officers.  The suspect  wrestled the taser away from one of the officer and attempted to deploy it against them.

Being faced with a violent and combative suspect who was now armed with and actively attempting to use a taser against them, at least one officer fired their weapon at the suspect in order to stop the ongoing threat.

The suspect who has been identified as 30-year-old Anthony Salcido, was struck by gunfire and died at the scene.

Officer Duenas, who sustained injuries during the physical confrontation with the suspect, was transported to a local hospital.

Both Officer Duenas and the 37-year-old victim are expected to survive.

Detectives are still working to determine a motive behind the original shooting incident.  Evidence found at both crime scenes suggests narcotics were being sold and may have played a role in the aggravated assault.  Suspected methamphetamines were found in Salcido's possession.

Detectives recovered the firearm they believe was used in the original shooting incident in the vicinity of where Salcido was fighting with the officers.

Detectives from the Crimes Against Persons Division and the Office of Internal Affairs are investigating the officer involved shooting.

Police are urging anyone with information regarding this incident to contact 911 or 88-CRIME.