MARANA- The Marana Police Department in continuing to investigate a fatal officer-involved shooting near Cortaro and Interstate 10 Monday morning.
According to Marana PD Sergeant Jose Alvarez, the Pima County Sheriff's Department asked for Marana PD's help locating a suspect wanted for questioning in a domestic violence incident.
Officers got information the suspect, 56-year-old Daniel Lawrence Caldwell, was at the Super 8 Hotel at 8351 N. Cracker Barrel Road, Alvarez said. Police were unable to locate Caldwell at the hotel and started searching the area.
Marana Police Officer Cesar Nelson was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot of Cracker Barrel Restaurant, when he saw Caldwell walking up behind him, holding a firearm, Alvarez said.
Officer Nelson exited his vehicle and saw Caldwell raise the gun in his direction, before shooting Caldwell, Alvarez said.
Caldwell was transported to the hospital, but died due to his injuries.
Alvarez said Officer Nelson is on paid administrative leave during the investigation.