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Police arrest man who barricaded himself inside southside apartment

Posted at 3:20 AM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 16:10:37-04

Tucson police arrested an armed robbery suspect who barricaded himself inside a southside apartment early Wednesday morning after four officers shot at him.

According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, the man used a handgun to rob Viva Burrito before leaving the scene on foot. Officers found him in front of a second story apartment at Campbell Terrace, 4750 S. Campbell Ave.

The man brandished a handgun, sparking four officers to shoot the man, who escaped and barricaded himself inside an apartment with a woman and her young child inside.

The woman called police, who evacuated her and her 3-year-old child through a window. Dugan said SWAT officers risked their lives by climbing up a ladder to pull the woman and her child out of the window while an armed suspect was in the building. 

After a long discussion with officers, the man came out peacefully. He was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

No officers were harmed.