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Police: Eastside barricade situation ends in officer-involved shooting

No officers injured in the shooting
Posted at 2:30 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 21:36:16-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Police say an hours-long barricade situation Friday on the eastside ended in an officer-involved shooting.

Police said the incident started off as a domestic violence call. A victim at the River Oaks apartments told police she got in an argument with her boyfriend, 41-year-old Jacob Frausto. She said he would not let her and her young son leave the apartment and pulled out a rifle.

TPD said she also reported Frausto making suicidal statements.

Eventually, Frausto let the woman and her son of out the apartment safely, but he remained inside.

Tucson Police's SWAT team evacuated neighbors from their apartments.

Hostage negotiators spoke to Frausto on the phone for several hours trying to get him to come out of the apartment. During those conversations Frausto fired multiple shots from inside his apartment.

SWAT officer Timothy Anderson, a 9-year TPD veteran, fired back, hitting Frausto.

The bomb squad then sent a robot in and confirmed that Frausto was shot, but still alive.

Officers and medical personnel treated Frausto on the scene. He was then taken to Banner University Medical Center where he died.

Police said they found a custom high powered rifle in the home.

Tucson Police's Violent Crimes section is investigating the incident. The Office of Professional standards is conducting an investigation into the Officer-Involved Shooting. TPD says this is standard protocol.

No officers were hurt in the shooting.