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PCSD: Man found dead in vehicle following incident near Valencia and Beehive

Posted at 7:07 PM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 00:07:16-04

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Pima County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident on Valencia Road Monday evening.

Just before 6 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Valencia and Beehive for a report of a report of a shooting, according to PCSD. Upon arrival, deputies learned that officers from the Pascua Yaqui Police Department noticed "a vehicle driving erratically in the area."

Pascua Yaqui Police officers tried to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle fled, according to the department. Officers then saw the vehicle ultimately come to a stop near Valencia at Beehive.

As officers approached the vehicle, they found the driver had obvious signs of trauma, appearing to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the department. The driver was found dead.

The name of driver has not been released.

Due to jurisdiction, PCSD took over the investigation.