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Police shot at in two locations after traffic stop

Police say the shooter killed himself
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Posted at 2:22 PM, Jun 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-23 17:34:36-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A traffic stop by a Pima Community College Officer led to shots fired at police in two different locations—including shots fired at some civilians.

This incident started about 1:30 pm when a PCC officer did a traffic stop at St Mary’s and I-10. Police say a man fired shots at the officer then drove off.

The suspect drove a gray truck to a side street on Congress about a block west of I-10. Police say he hit another vehicle and fired shots at a PCC officer, and civilians in another car.

No one was hit.

The suspect was identified as 35-year-old James J. Galligan.

Tucson Police Sergeant Richard Gradillas says, “Tucson Police Department was contacted, we responded and we set up small unit tactics with basically we quadded (blocked) off the area. Units from our Tac squad, which is comprised of our SWAT team arrived on the scene and began doing a search of the area. During the search of the area officers did locate an adult male suspect with obvious signs of gunshot trauma. At this time, it does appear that is self inflicted.”

Tucson Police have been questioning everyone involved, and looking for evidence like surveillance video that may have caught the incidents on camera. Shortly after 6 p.m., police used a wrecker to remove the suspect’s vehicle.

RAW VIDEO: TPD working officer involved shooting downtown

RAW VIDEO: TPD working officer involved shooting downtown

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