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Police arrest man near Swan and Speedway

Tucson police arrested a man on Helen Street -- near Swan and Speedway -- Thursday morning.
Alex Grechanin
Posted at 5:48 AM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 22:52:43-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson police arrested a man on Helen Street -- near Swan and Speedway -- Thursday morning.

Police say SWAT and K9 units responded to the 4800 block of East Helen Street at 4:50 a.m. following reports of gunfire in the vicinity.

The suspect, who discharged between 50 and 70 rounds of ammunition was driving a silver minivan and crashed, then fled north on Speedway toward Helen on foot.

Officers from across the city responded.

The suspect, 35-year-old Alex Grechanin, was apprehended by a K9 officer, arrested and charged with two counts of drive-by shooting and one count discharging a weapon inside city limits.

No one was injured during the incident.

Residents of the Garden District and Palo Verde neighborhoods are advised to call 911 or 88-CRIME to report damage.

Alex Grechanin
35-year-old Alex Grechanin was arrested and charged with two counts of drive-by shooting and one count discharging a weapon inside city limits.