Officer-involved shooting on the south side, suspect dead

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Pima County Sheriff's Department has released new details on the deputy involved shooting that happened on March 3, 2018.

According to PCSD, deputies were directed to a trailer on the property where the suspect, 38-year-old Amanda Alvarez was seen. As two deputies attempted to clear the trailer, Alvarez attacked them with Counter Assault Bear Deterrent (a form of Oleoresin Capsicum spray).

Alvarez was shot following the attack.

PCSD says Alvarez has an extensive criminal history. The week prior to the shooting, she was involved in an attempted stabbing of a deputy using an arrow.

This investigation is ongoing.


Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff's Department were involved in an officer-involved shooting Saturday afternoon.

Deputy James T. Allerton with PCSD said the shooting happened just after 4 p.m. in the 4700 block of West Camino Tierra.

According to PCSD, a woman went onto a property that was not hers and hit a resident with a 2x4 board. When deputies arrived at the scene they found the woman in a trailer on the property.

Deputy Samuel Herrera was involved in a shooting shortly after finding the woman, according to PCSD. Herrera has been a deputy for one and a half years.

The woman has been identified as 38-year-old Amanda Alvarez. She died shortly after being transported to the hospital.

Deputies at the scene were treated and released for chemical exposure, Deputy Allerton said in a media release.

No deputies have been reported injured. The investigation is in early stages and remains ongoing.

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