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Officer-involved shooting investigation near Skyline and Swan

Posted at 5:21 PM, Apr 17, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-18 01:52:46-04

Update: 9:35 p.m.
Tucson Police say an off duty officer was involved in a shooting, Wednesday afternoon.

They say the TPD officer was visiting an acquaintance around 2 p.m. when he heard a loud noise. When the officer went outside to check it out, he found a man with two knives.

TPD says he made a move towards the off duty officer and the off duty officer shot him.

Right before the shooting, TPD says 911 got a call reporting an burglary. The dispatcher was concerned for the caller's mental health and sent a deputy after he told them he had a knife.

When the deputy arrived, he heard the gunshot and found the off duty officer.

TPD said the suspect was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

Update: 6:12p.m.
A law enforcement officer was involved in a shooting at at apartment complex at 4601 E. Skyline Dr., near the corner of Skyline and Swan in the Catalina Foothills Wednesday, according to a social media post by the Tucson Police Department.

The Pima Regional Critical Incident Team (PRCIT) will be involved in the investigation, according to TPD and Pima County Sheriff's Department. PRCIT is the regional muti-agency body that investigates law enforcement-involved incidents.

Few details are available at this time about the nature of the incident, and exactly how the officer was involved.

A KGUN 9 team is on location at this time, and we will continued provide updates in this article when more information becomes available.