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TPD arrest man who shot at police in southside Tucson

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Posted at 10:56 PM, Jan 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 18:50:38-05

TUCSON- — Tucson police have arrested 28-year-old Bernardino Grijalva for 2 criminal counts after he shot at police in southside Tucson on Friday, January 4, 2019.

One count was for being a prohibited possessor, which means Grijalva was a person who was found to be danger to self or to others, and the other was for discharging a firearm.

Per TPD, This incident occurred late on Friday night around 11th avenue and west Iowa street, after a car sped by a Tucson police sergeant vehicle into a neighborhood.

Intending to stop the speeding vehicle, the sergeant followed it into the neighborhood, but without sirens on. The pursued car stopped and Grijalva got out, firing bullets at the officer's car. The officer did not return fire, but put on sirens.

Grijalva then sped off, resulting in a lengthy pursuit.

At 4th avenue and 38th avenue, in the City of South Tucson, Grijalva abandoned the vehicle, leading to a four hour manhunt. TPD did not find Grijalva that night.

TPD then placed a warrant on his vehicle and on Wednesday, January 9, TPD officers located Grijalva and brought him into custody.

Per TPD Sgt. Pete Dugan, no one was injured from the incident.

At this time, Grijalva has been booked into Pima County Jail.

If you have any information, you are encouraged to call 9-1-1. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call or text 88-CRIME.

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