Police arrest third "armed and dangerous" man
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The third armed man involved in an aggravated assault incident in early August was arrested by Tucson Police, according to Sgt. Maria Hawke with TPD.
Hawke tells KGUN9 that Arxeniz Carrillo, 25, was located and arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of fleeing from an officer, and one count of disorderly conduct.
Carrillo had an outstanding felony warrant for a previous aggravated assault involving a police officer.
Police, along with the U.S. Marshals Service worked together to search for Carillo who they say opened fire on an officer.
Two others were previously arrested in the same incident.
TPD tells KGUN9 that Sergio Valenzuela, 20, and Jose Tapia Paloma, 24, were arrested and charged with several felony offenses.
Officers responded to Irvington and Liberty on Aug. 12 around 10:50 p.m., to reports of three men waving guns and pointing them at people at a car wash.
Police say the men were equipped with three assault rifles, a Glock handgun, about 400 rounds of ammunition and a bullet proof vest.
When officers arrived at the car wash, the men took off in their car. The suspects ditched the car in the area of Pennsylvania and Liberty and took off on foot. One of the suspects jumped a wall, turned, and opened fire on an officer.
The officer was not injured, but TPD called all officers on duty for back-up, including five SWAT teams.
Police tracked down two of the suspects with the help of police K9s, and one of the men was bitten by a police dog and taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
Micaela Bullock works across the street, and says this incident, along with recent robberies at her store, scares her.
"Just knowing that hooligans are out in the neighborhood making ruckus around here, it's actually kind of nerve-racking," she said.
Officers are still on the lookout for the third man. Police say he may be wearing body armor, and could be carrying an assault rifle.
Ericka Acuna works at the hair salon next door to the car wash where this incident first started. She says that knowing the third suspect is still out there worries her.
"We're right next door to it," she said. "I mean, I worked yesterday and if we would have stayed any later, you know, it's very scary."