TUCSON, Ariz. — Several rounds were fired by Tucson police officers and suspects during a traffic stop Saturday.
Tucson Police say the shooting happened near a trailer park on the 3100 block of E Behan St.
Three suspects were in a vehicle reported as stolen, according to TPD.
TPD say the suspects ran away during the stop and shots were fired after a brief chase.
During that time, one suspect was shot by a Tucson police officer.
TPD says the shot suspect was transported to the hospital with injuries that may be life-threatening.
The other two suspects were detained.
.@Tucson_Police Detectives are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the 3100 block of E Behan St. No officers were injured. Suspect struck/life threatening injuries. Additional details will be released as they become available. pic.twitter.com/JygJs1fxRe— Sergeant Pete Dugan (@SgtDugan) August 22, 2020
TPD tweeted photos of the guns the suspect used. They tell KGUN9 one of them is an assault riffle.
These were the 2 guns a suspect was using to shoot at two Tucson PD officers this morning. You can see why they returned fire (he was shot & transported to the hospital). I'm grateful beyond words that our officers are uninjured. What kind of insanity is this? pic.twitter.com/tLh5CWgKd5— Chris Magnus (@ChiefCMagnus) August 22, 2020
No officers were injured, according to TPD.
This is a developing story. We will continue to update it as we learn more information.