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Tucson Police investigating "fire bombs" near Roger Road and Campbell Avenue

Posted: 6:55 PM, Mar 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-19 22:33:19Z
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TUCSON, Ariz. — TUCSON, Ariz. - A man and a woman in their 50s have life-threatening injuries after a shooting in midtown Thursday evening.

The man has been identified as 54-year-old Donald Shoemaker.

Police responded to the scene at 1400 block East Duke Street.

Tucson Police say the call indicated reports about a dispute between neighbors near Roger Road and Campbell Avenue.

After arriving on scene TPD said, Shoemaker appeared to have self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Shoemaker was transported to Banner University Medical Center.

Police say, he was suspected of throwing some kind of flammable item at two homes.

Tucson Fire Department also responded in relation the to a fire on the same street.

TFD was able to control the fire.

TPD found the unidentified woman in the entry way of a home with life-threatening injuries. She was also transported to Banner UMC.

Witnesses told officials Shoemaker was going around the neighborhood throwing things at homes to intentionally "fire bomb" the houses.

Police say, he chased after a neighbor and purposefully shot the unidentified woman outside her house and then went home and turned the gun on himself.

Shoemaker is possibly suspicious of having issues with neighbors prior to this incident including threatening to harm them.

Both Shoemaker and the woman have been hospitalized and are on life support.

Investigators searched Shoemaker's home and recovered several dangerous items and canisters of gasoline. They also found military weaponry, requesting EOD to respond. All items were removed from the home.

Officials are asking anyone with information to call 88-CRIME.