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Feb 13, 2013 12:32 PM by Faye DeHoff

New charges against man accused of shooting Tucson officer

TUCSON - New charges have been filed against a man previously charged in a burglary during which a Tucson Police officer was shot.

Richard Mendoza Jr. is now charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault; one with Serious Injury and
the other with a Deadly Weapon, both felonies.

Mendoza had previously been charged with two counts of First Degree Burglarly and six counts of Prohibited Possessor in connection to a burglary at a home on November 18, 2012. During that burglary investigation, Sergeant Robert Carpenter was seriously wounded.

Richard Mendoza Jr. remains in custody at the Pima
County Jail.

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