Police seek help identifying person(s) responsible for officer shooting
Photo of the hat that someone might have worn to the residence in the 4000 block of east Elmwood in which Patrol Sergeant Robert Carpenter was shot in the head Sunday, Nov. 18. Police are searching for anyone with information about the person(s) responsible for the shooting.
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Tucson police need the public's assistance identifying anyone who may be responsible for shooting 46-year-old Patrol Sergeant Robert Carpenter early Sunday morning.
Tucson police responded to the 4000 block of east Elmwood Road at around 1:43 a.m. Sunday after police were advised that an audible alarm was coming from the residence, according Villasenor. A Hispanic man was seen in the yard of the residence. The man did not comply with demands from an officer. Instead, he fled from the scene on foot, according to Hawke.
Officers searched for the man for about an hour, but were not able to locate him, Hawke says. They concluded their investigation at around 4:15 a.m.
A second audible alarm went off at around 5:15 a.m. and Sgt. Carpenter responded to check the interior and perimeter of the home. Shortly after exiting the residence at around 5:30 a.m., officers heard a loud noise and Carpenter fell to the ground, according to Hawke.
Police believe that multiple burglary attempts were made at the same residence within a few hours Sunday morning.