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Deputy-involved shooting reported near I-10 and Ruthrauff

Began when suspects stole a bike from a child
Officer-involved shooting reported near I-10
Posted at 2:32 PM, Dec 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-23 13:48:03-05

The Pima County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man and woman in connection to a deputy-involved shooting on Thursday. 

They have been identified at 28-year-old David Allen White and 30-year-old Stacey Lynn Lastella. 

According to Deputy Ryan Inglett with PCSD, the incident happened near I-10 and Ruthrauff. 

Authorities say it started when deputies responded to a strong-arm style robbery at 2 p.m. where a bike was stolen from a child in the 1600 block of W. Gleaming Moon Lane.

White pushed the child to the ground according to deputies.

Deputies located the suspect's vehicle near I-10 and El Camino Del Cerro and attempted a traffic stop. 

The two suspects then fled into a desert area near the Santa Cruz wash and White pointed a handgun at deputies and fired an unknown number of shots.

A deputy fired at least one shot in response.

White has been charged with robbery, aggravated robbery, and two counts of aggravated assault. 

He was also charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery, and aggravated assault in connection to a Marana Police Department case. 

Lastella has been charged with aggravated robbery in connection to the deputy-involved shooting incident. 

She was also charged with aggravated robbery in connection to a Marana Police Department case. 

Both have been booked into the Pima County Jail for their charges. 

PCSD says through a search warrant and crime scene processing, detectives were able to locate four BB guns and other items of evidence linking the suspects to both cases.

Air patrol, K9 units, Tucson Police, Marana Police and Highway Patrol all assisted in the search for the suspects.