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Suspect arrested after officer-involved shooting near 29th, Swan

Posted at 3:55 PM, Aug 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-24 19:34:07-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — An arrest was made after an officer-involved shooting in Tucson Friday, police say.

At around 2:30 p.m., officers in undercover clothes and driving unmarked police vehicles were working in the area of 4800 E. 29th Street, near Swan Road, according to TPD. A sergeant who was parked in a parking lot north of the street, while parked, a male was seen walking near him.

Police say as the male approached the sergeant, an unknown interaction occurred between the two.

Following the interaction, the male pulled out a semi-automatic handgun, in which gunfire was exchanged between the sergeant and the male suspect, police say. After that, the suspect ran to a nearby apartment complex, where he was taken into custody.

The suspect did have signs of gunshot trauma and was taken to the hospital, where he received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, police say. The officer was not injured in the shooting.

The suspect was identified as 26-year-old Zachary Oscar Lee.

The sergeant involved in the shooting is Sergeant Lorence Jove, a nine-year veteran of the department.

Police say Lee was booked into the Pima County Jail and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm within the city limits.

At this time, police did not specify what led to the incident.

The investigation remains ongoing.