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TPD: Suspect dead in officer-involved shooting near 44th Street and 6th Avenue

Woman shot, hospitalized in related incident
Posted at 7:32 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-22 19:45:48-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson police investigated a deadly officer-involved shooting February 1.

A patrol officer witnessed a traffic violation by a silver four-door vehicle in the area of W. Ajo Way and S. 6th Avenue just after 6:30 a.m., TPD says. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, the officer and the vehicle came to a stop at the parking lot of a Circle K located at 3301 S. 6th Ave.

After the traffic stop was initiated, officers were called to the 3600 block of S. 6 th Ave. for reports of gunfire, according to TPD. Upon arrival, officers learned that a victim was in the parking lot the Tucson Veterans Affairs Medical Center. When officers arrived on scene, it was learned that the suspect had left in a silver four-door vehicle prior.

Officers rendered aid to the female victim; she was then taken to Banner University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

TPD says the suspect was unknowingly stopped for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, there was a confrontation between the officer and the suspect, where the officer discharged his weapon and struck the suspect.

Officers rendered aid to the suspect until Tucson Fire medics arrived, TPD says. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police identified the suspect as 34-year-old Andrew Scott Kislek.

According to TPD, detectives learned Kislek followed the victim, who has been identified as his estranged wife, to her work and followed her into the parking lot, where he hit her vehicle multiple times with his vehicle. Kislek then got out of his vehicle and fired several rounds into her vehicle, striking her.

TPS says he then left the Tucson VA parking lot, where by Officer Lujan conducted a traffic stop, which then led to the officer-involved shooting between Ofc. Lujan and Kislek.

No officers or other individuals were injured.