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Detectives investigating midtown officer-involved shooting

Posted at 8:50 AM, Apr 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-28 20:06:34-04

One man is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after an officer-involved shooting in midtown before 1 a.m. early Saturday morning.

Tucson Police say they responded to a call from an apartment complex at 811 E. Prince Rd. from a woman requesting police assistance and advising there were weapons involved.

When officers got to the scene, they found a woman yelling inside one of the apartments and asked her and a man to go outside. While the first man was being detained, a second man appeared from inside the apartment.

Police say a confrontation started between officers and the second man during which two officers discharged their weapons, hitting the man.

Officers say paramedics and Tucson Fire Department members were then summoned to the scene to take over treatment. The man was taken to a local area hospital.

No identities have been released at this time.

Detectives from TPD will continue to investigate the incident.

Per standard protocol in all officer-involved shootings, the Office of Professional Standards is conducting an administrative investigation to examine actions of department personnel.

If you have any information regarding the incident, police ask you call 88-CRIME. You may remain anonymous.