9OYS Crime Watch
Mini crime spree ends with officer-involved shooting
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Three crimes in less than three hours leaves one man dead after a Tucson Police officer opened fire on the suspect.
Police responded to an officer-involved shooting in the 3900 block of north First Avenue, according to Sgt. Maria Hawke with the Tucson Police Department.
The police tape was put up at multiple locations along First Avenue. Hawke tells 9OYS the suspect threatened a number of people with a gun. Police believe the suspect was guilty of two aggravated assaults, one against a young woman, the other against a vehicle full of passengers. No one was injured in those encounters.
The suspect then hit the Circle K, just north of First Ave. and Roger Rd. Police believe he robbed the convenience store at gunpoint.
Police responded to the scene and began a ground search. Hawke says two officers located the suspect, that's when one officer opened fire. Hawke would not comment on what made the officer shoot. She says the investigation is ongoing.
Tucson Police confirm the suspect died 20 minutes after arriving at University of Arizona Medical Center.
As for the officer, Tucson Police have not released his or her name. As is standard protocol, the officer has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of a dual investigation by the Homicide Unit and Internal Affairs.
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