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PCSD: 2 suspects in custody after armed robbery, two shootouts with deputies

No suspects outstanding
Posted at 9:31 AM, Nov 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-15 20:39:51-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Pima County Sheriff's deputies have two suspects in custody after a shots-fired and armed robbery incident near Marana Friday.

At a news conference Friday afternoon, Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier said it started at 8:50 a.m. with a robbery call at a Dollar General near Ruthrauff an Romero Roads. Napier says one suspect was detained at that scene.

Just four minutes later, a deputy found the suspect's reported vehicle -- a white SUV. When the deputy confronted that vehicle, the deputy and suspect exchanged gunfire, Napier said.

After that confrontation, Napier says the suspect drove off and later crashed near Orange Grove and Mona Lisa Roads. At that location, the the suspect and two deputies exchanged gunfire.

From there, the suspect fled on foot and carjacked a vehicle -- a Ford F-150 pickup truck towing a trailer.

After a ground and air search, deputies found and detained the suspect near Silverbell and Twin Peaks Roads, Napier said.

No citizens, suspects or deputies were injured in the incidents, he said.

Eight year veteran of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Gabriel Maynes, and 20 year veteran of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Theodore Robles were involved in the shooting.

PCSD investigators believe they have all suspects in custody.

PCSD has reopened Orange Grove Road eastbound from Shannon. Westbound lanes between La Cholla and Shannon are still closed.

Drivers are asked to find alternate routes.