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TPD investigating officer involved shooting after armed robbery

E. Broadway Blvd. and S. Prudence Rd.
E. Broadway Blvd. and S. Prudence Rd.
Posted at 12:53 PM, Apr 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-04 01:48:51-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Reports of an armed robbery Sunday on Broadway Boulevard in Tucson led to an officer-involved shooting, sending a man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Tucson Police.

TPD says no officers or other community members were injured in the incident.

During a press briefing Sunday afternoon, TPD officer Frank Magos said officers responded to reports of an armed robbery near the Best Buy on Broadway before they located a man armed with a gun.

Magos said the man then fled east to the CVS near Broadway and Prudence Road. Video online shows a man firing shots behind the Jiffy Lube next to CVS as officers close in.

According to Magos, an officer exchanged gunfire with the man near the CVS and shot the suspect, who was then transported to Carondolet St. Joseph's Hospital.

The Pima Regional Critical Incident Team is handling the ongoing investigation.