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Woman shoots man who threatened her with hatchet on the south side

Posted at 9:22 PM, Apr 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-14 15:34:28-04

Tucson Police are investigating a shooting that happened on the south side near 6th Ave and Pennsylvania Dr. Friday night.

A man was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the woman who shot the man was at the scene and complied with officer commands.

Detectives investigating the incident learned that the woman was leaving a store in the 4400 block of S. 6th Ave. and got in her car. When she tried to shut the car door the man approached her and demanded her car keys while holding a hatchet.

The woman grabbed her handgun and told the man to leave. Police say when the man raised the hatchet, she shot him.

Police say the man is still in the hospital and charges are pending his release. The investigation is ongoing.

The incident shut down Sixth Avenue between Aviation Drive and Michigan Drive Friday night.

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