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.
***UPDATE***— Sergeant Richard Gradillas (@SgtGradillas) August 21, 2021
No reported injuries to officers on scene. One adult male was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No injuries to any other community members. https://t.co/7NnXTCuiir
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