TPD identifies suspect in officer-involved shooting

TUCSON, Ariz. - Police have identified 25-year-old Eyan Gastelum as the man involved in the officer-involved shooting on April 9th.

Gastelum was booked into the Pima County Jail for two counts of domestic violence/disorderly conduct with a weapon and possession of a narcotic drug.


One man was taken to the hospital after an officer-involved shooting on the west side Wednesday night.

Tucson Police say the incident happened near Speedway and Greasewood just after 8 p.m.
Officers say they received a report of a fight involving a gun in the 1300 block of N. Falcon Ridge Drive.

As officers arrived they noticed two men, later identified as father and son, that were arguing over a handgun. As officers were giving commands to drop the weapon, the handgun was fired.

TPD says one officer discharged his firearm and hit the son. He was then transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All officers are okay.

According to a statement from TPD, the officer that fired was Gustavo Castro, a three and a half year veteran of the Tucson Police Department.

The suspect is still receiving treatment at the hospital and charges are pending. 

TPD is working an officer involved shooting in the 1300 block of N Falcon Ridge. Officers are ok. 1 adult male was transported to a local hospital. Media staging at Falcon Ridge/Speedway. PIO enroute ETA 40 min. pic.twitter.com/Exuysbpw3q

— Tucson Police Dept (@Tucson_Police) April 5, 2018

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