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Suspect caught after midtown officer-involved shooting

Posted at 5:28 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 18:03:10-04

Tucson Police have apprehended the suspect involved in the officer-involved shooting in midtown Monday morning. 

48-year-old Paul Irvin was found on a bus stop bench near S. Alvernon Way, armed with a gun. He fled on foot and was struck by a law enforcement vehicle. 

Tucson Fire Department responded to the scene and transported him to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Irvin has since been released from the hospital and was transported to the Pima County Jail.

On Monday, two officers working together made a traffic stop around 3:00 a.m. The vehicle had two people inside it.

The driver of the vehicle, Irvin, got out of the vehicle and ran eastbound. One of the officers pursued him on foot which resulted in gunfire being exchanged. It is unknown if Irvin was struck by a bullet.

TPD says the shooting happened at Tucson and Blacklidge. The officers involved are said to be ok according to Sgt. Kimberly Bay.