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Man dead in trooper-involved shooting after traffic stop near Interstate 10 and Orange Grove

Posted at 6:20 PM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-08 00:24:31-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — One man is dead in a trooper-involved shooting following what began as a traffic stop near I-10 and Orange Grove in Tucson Monday.

Authorities attempted a traffic stop near Travel Center Drive and Joyner, just off Interstate 10 (near Orange Grove Road) which led to the driver threatening suicide, Arizona Department of Public Safety said. DPS SWAT team responded to the scene to assist in the situation.

Initially, the driver was stopped in an "attempt to locate" from Yuma, Arizona at I-10 and Orange Grove. Marana Police say the driver stopped because authorities were searching for him, during the traffic stop, he retrieved a gun and began to threaten himself with it.

Several hours later, the driver got out of the car, and police say he "presented a threat," he was then shot by the DPS SWAT team.

Troopers rendered aid to the man, according to Marana Police. Shortly after, he was then taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Marana Police will continue the investigation.