Nov 20, 2013 3:00 PM by Sam Salzwedel

Father and son die in SWAT standoff at same house

TUCSON - A Pima County Sheriff deputy shot and killed a man during a standoff Wednesday morning.

Around 8 a.m. Deputies responded to the house near Valencia and Wade Roads. A man inside the house said he had a rifle and was suicidal, according to Capt. Byron Gwaltney with PCSD.

Pima Regional SWAT surrounded the house and tried to get the man to come outside. The man pointed a rifle at a SWAT team member and 1 PCSD deputy shot and killed the man.

On October 31, the SWAT team had a standoff at the same house. The person inside shot and killed himself.

The man killed Wednesday was the son of man in the October 31 standoff, according to Gwaltney.

The son was active-duty military on leave. He was in town for his father's funeral, according to Gwaltney.


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