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Officials investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Bisbee

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Carlos Saavedra Ramirez was killed during an officer-involved shooting in Bisbee / Photo: Cochise County Sheriff's Office Carlos Saavedra Ramirez was killed during an officer-involved shooting in Bisbee / Photo: Cochise County Sheriff's Office

BISBEE- The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Bisbee Wednesday morning.

According to CCSO, a woman advised the Bisbee Police Department that 51-year-old Carlos Saavedra Ramirez was banging on her windows and being aggressive over a reported parking issue in the Bisbee Safeway parking lot.

Two officers responded and located Ramirez behind the store. Deputies say Ramirez was armed with a knife and became disorderly with the responding officers.

During the confrontation, Ramirez was shot and died as a result of his injuries, CCSO said.

Bisbee Police Sergeant Robert Coronado has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.  

News 4 Tucson has learned Ramirez dealt with mental issues and was homeless.

Ramirez was known around Bisbee, with one woman saying that everyone called him crazy Carlos and that her kids were afraid of him, while another individual said that he was a man who was struggling with a lot of issues but was a decent person trying to get by I believe.

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