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One suspect in custody, one still outstanding in shooting near Tucson airport

Posted at 2:31 PM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-11 13:56:40-05

Police have taken a man into custody after a shooting involving the Drug Enforcement Agency near Country Club and Valencia Wednesday afternoon. Officials say no one was injured.

Police say a DEA agent stopped a car and two people fled in that area around 2 p.m. A pursuit of the man then followed. The DEA agent fired his weapon and missed the suspect.

The man approached mother, daughter and three grandkids, but the family sped off.

There was then an altercation between the man and an agent in which the agent shot at the suspect and he fled. He was later found with no injuries in a desert area.

He has been described as a Hispanic man wearing a white and blue shirt described as 5'10" tall and 220 lbs.

Authorities are still searching for a Hispanic/white woman, 5'6", 160 lbs., jeans and possibly a blue jacket.

The Pima Community College maintenance and security office is back on lockdown as a precaution. There are no students at the office and the incident happened off-site, according to Libby Howell with PCC.


Multiple agencies are on the scene to investigate.

Valencia between Country Club and Tucson was reopened around 4 p.m. after having been closed due to heavy police presence.