Man shot by Sierra Vista officer identified
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) - A man shot by Sierra Vista police after authorities say he pointed a gun at officers during a chase has been identified.
Sierra Vista police said Monday that 24-year-old Andrew Tree was shot in the hip Saturday following a foot chase.
According to Sierra Vista Police spokesman Scott Borgstadt, an officer attempted to arrest Tree on outstanding warrants when he ran away holding two handguns. After running into a backyard, Borgstadt said Tree pointed a gun at officers. Borgstadt said Cpl. Brian Sebastian then shot Tree one time in the hip.
Tree was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Tucson were he remains under police guard.
Sebastian was placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
It was unclear if Tree had an attorney.
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