Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:13 PM
Updated: Aug 13, 2012 2:01 PM
TUCSON - The manhunt for an armed suspect continues after a south side police pursuit where several man shot at officers ended with two in custody.
According to TPD, it began at 10:53 p.m. Sunday when they received 9-1-1 calls from people at a carwash on Irvington and Liberty. They reported that three men with assault rifles and other weapons were outside the carwash, pointing the weapons at them.
Police officers responded to the scene and engaged the suspects in a pursuit. During the chase, the men shot at an officer's vehicle and took off on foot. The officer was unhurt.
TPD initiated a large scale search and involved SWAT and canine units and cordoned off 6th ave to 12th ave between Ajo and Michigan. The first suspect was captured within a block from where the shooting occurred, a second suspect was captured by a canine unit several hours later. He was bit by the canine, and suffered minor injuries.
The search is still underway now, for the third man. He is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 35 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches weighing 220 pounds.
Today, News 4 Tucson's Lupita Murillo followed up with Tucson Police, who showed her the assault weapons recovered from the scene, as well as the TPD squad car that was shot by the suspects, according to TPD.
Officials say that inside the suspect's SUV, they found an AR-15 assault rifle, two AK-47s, a 100-round rifle magazine, 400 rounds of rifle ammunition, and a bullet-proof vest.
Tune in to News 4 Tucson this afternoon and evening for live reports from News 4 Tucson's Lupita Murillo.
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