TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Police say a man has died after an officer-involved shooting.
On Monday, around 5:30 p.m. officers responded to 109 W. Prince Road following four separate reports of gunshots heard, according to TPD. Upon arrival, it was learned that the suspect had discharged a firearm several times outside of his home before going back inside.
TPD says when officers arrived and made contact with the suspect they gave orders for him to come outside of the home, ultimately they made contact with him the backyard, where he failed to follow commands being given to show his hands.
During that time, the suspect displayed a revolver, where an officer discharged his firearm, striking the suspect, police say. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to TPD, the suspect has been identified as 33-year-old Joshua Lee Moore. Next of kin was notified.
The officer who discharged his weapon has been identified as Officer Antonio Pena. He is a 9-year veteran of the department.
A standard administrative investigation to examine the actions of department personnel.
The criminal investigation remains ongoing.
***OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING— Tucson Police Dept (@Tucson_Police) June 2, 2021
109 WEST PRINCE ROAD***
The Tucson Police Department is actively investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday night on Tucson’s Westside. https://t.co/fjoczDH2XV pic.twitter.com/eJ8Ahnf5wl
I’m on scene of an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the 100 block of W. Prince Rd. No officers were injured. Please avoid Prince between Oracle and Stone. Additional details will be released as they become available. pic.twitter.com/X0DoxfoNig— Sergeant Richard Gradillas (@SgtGradillas) June 1, 2021