Posted: Nov 9, 2012 6:34 PM by Robby Messer
TUCSON - There are new details being released about Friday morning's officer involved shooting.
It started about 2 a.m. when an officer stopped a vehicle with two men inside for a traffic violation in the 2700 block of North Alvernon Way.
Police say at some point, the passenger became confrontational and refused to keep his hands in view of the officer. The passenger exited the vehicle against the orders of Officer Eric Altman.
A confrontation ensued between Officer Altman and the passenger and during the confrontation, Officer Altman fired one shot from his duty weapon at the passenger. The passenger was not hit and started to run off. Officer Altman chased after the suspect and was helped by a citizen in the area who heard the gunshot and tackled the suspect.
Police say the driver left the scene in the vehicle while Officer Altman chased the passenger.
He later returned to the scene and turned himself into officers.
Homicide Detectives as well as personnel from the Internal Affairs Office responded to continue the investigation. At this time, the criminal investigation is ongoing as to the circumstances that led up to the shooting.
Another investigation is being conducted to determine if proper procedures and policies were followed.
The passenger of the vehicle was arrested for 1 count of Unlawful Possession of a Narcotic Drug and booked into Pima County Jail. He was identified as 35-year old Jason Brown.
The driver of the vehicle was released from the scene.
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