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Police officer's body cam captures fatal shooting in South Tucson

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South Tucson Police Department has released the bodycam footage of the fatal shooting that occurred in South Tucson, on Nov. 25.

To view the complete footage, watch the video above.


According to authorities, the man fatally shot by a South Tucson Police officer Friday morning, has been identified as 26-year-old Carlos Valencia.

Valencia was staying at the Gospel Rescue Mission, 312 W. 28th St., and at about 3:30 a.m. was out of bed pacing around and acting "erratically," said Victor Hightower with Gospel Rescue Mission. 

A supervisor asked him to calm down but he would not cooperate, Hightower said. Valencia then grabbed a fire extinguisher and walked outside. A mission employee then called police.

Officers responded and confronted Valencia, and tried to arrest him. They used pepper spray and tasers, according to police. Valencia then attacked the officers, one of whom shot and killed him, according to a police new release.

The officer was not injured.

The case is under investigation by the Pima County Sheriff Department.

"We are saddened at the loss of life," Hightower said. "Some of those we serve have serious challenges, and during the holiday season it's especially important to remember those of us who are less fortunate, and to do what we can to help them." 

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