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Aug 17, 2013 3:42 PM by Van Nguyen

South Tucson Police Officer shoots man

SOUTH TUCSON, Ariz. - A South Tucson police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he shot a man Saturday morning.

The officer responded to the area of 29th Street and 5th Avenue around 12:50am for a report of a man with a gun.

When the officer got there, he saw a person matching the description.

As the officer got out of his patrol vehicle, he saw the man clutching what appeared to be a shotgun.

The man then ran a short distance and turned and faced the officer in a threatening manner.

The officer fired his gun, striking the man multiple times.

He was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery.

Police found a shotgun at the scene.

The Pima County Sheriff's Office was contacted to conduct the investigation

Anyone with information related to this incident are urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.


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