Tucson SWAT team member shoots and kills man during barricade
On Thursday morning, officers of the Tucson Police Department were involved in a shooting that left a man dead. Police say that at around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to calls of a home invasion.
Once they arrived at the household located near East Calle Mercurio and South Avenida Regulo, police learned that a male suspect, armed with a firearm, had left the scene. According to reports, a victim was treated on the scene for minor injuries.
Police later found the man in a house near South Park Avenue and East 32nd Street. SWAT teams responded to the scene, police said. The suspect barricaded himself inside the home, but eventually walked outside still armed to talk to police, police said.
Around 3 a.m., after hours of negotiating with the suspect, a SWAT team member shot the suspect with his rifle, according to police. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene and a firearm was recovered near the suspect, police said.
Police did not say why the SWAT team member shot at the suspect. It is unclear whether anyone else fired a weapon, including the barricaded man.