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Police identify gunman slain by officer

Posted: 10:21 AM, Sep 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-16 16:21:12Z

Tucson police identified a man who police shot dead Sept. 10 on the southside.

Police say 53-year-old Joel R. Andrade locked himself inside a bathroom in a home in the 4000 block of South 9th Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. that day.

Officers talked to him through the bathroom door and saw he was armed with a knife. A hostage negotiator tried to talk the man into coming out. Two hours later, an officer later saw through a window that Andrade started cutting his own neck and saying he wanted officers to kill him.

Andrade eventually opened the door and stepped out of the bathroom, pointing a rifle at officers. One officer fired a non-lethal weapon at Andrade, and another fired a handgun at him. Andrade died.

The Office of Professional Standards is conducting an investigation to evaluate the actions of the officers -- standard protocol in officer-involved shootings. The Critical Incident Review Board will also evaluate the incident.

The officers involved were Sgt. William Corrales, a 21-year-veteran, and Officer Ernest Ortiz, a 12-year-veteran.