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CRIME TRACKERS: Man shot at officer, led them on chase, in custody

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Law enforcement officers spotted 48-year-old Paul Irvin at a bus stop near S. Alvernon Way and E. 29th St. where they were able to arrest him. Law enforcement officers spotted 48-year-old Paul Irvin at a bus stop near S. Alvernon Way and E. 29th St. where they were able to arrest him.

UPDATE: Tucson police say the search for a man who shot at an officer early Monday morning during a traffic stop and then led police on an all day chase has come to an end.

Tucson police, along with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations and the US Marshals, caught up to 48-year-old Paul Irvin Monday night after receiving a tip on his whereabouts.

Law enforcement officers spotted Irvin at a bus stop in the area of South Alvernon Way and East 29th Street at around 10 p.m.

As officers approached Irvin, police say he took off running and that's when an officer hit him with a law enforcement vehicle.

Irvin was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say Irvin had a gun on him when he was taken into custody.

Irvin will be booked into jail once he is released from the hospital.

Police have charged Irvin with aggravated assault for shooting at a Peace Officer.

None of the officers were hurt.


TUCSON - A felony arrest warrant for the man the Tucson Police Department said shot at them during an early morning traffic stop Monday, May 14th.

48-year-old Paul Irvin was pulled over early Monday morning by Cragin Elementary in midtown. 

TPD officials said Irvin got out of his black 1993 Chevy truck and fled the scene.

Officers said they chased him and that is when Irvin began shooting at them. 

The officers said they did return fire. 

Irvin was last seen heading northbound on Blacklidge Drive and then northbound into a neighborhood. 

None of the police officers were injured and at this time it is unknown if Irvin is hurt.

Due to the extensive police presence, Cragin Elementary did not hold classes Monday.

Officials said TPD, SWAT, Air unit, K-9 unit, U-S Marshals and Pima County Sheriff’s Department all helped in searching the area of Blacklidge and Tucson Blvd.

Irvin is described as a white male,

  • 5’10” – 6’0”
  • 160 lbs
  • Long brown hair
  • Hazel eyes 
  • Possible facial hair

He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt and blue jeans.

News 4 Tucson checked into his background and uncovered documents that said a judge released him on his own recognizance last December. 

Irvin was supposed to show up in court the day after Christmas, and he was a no show.

A judge rescheduled his court appearance for January 10, again documents show he did not appear in court.

A warrant for his arrest was issued .

A check with the Arizona Department of Corrections showed he was admitted into prison in 2008 and was released in 2016.

The website says Irvin served time for criminal damage and weapons misconduct.

Since he was a convicted felon, he was considered a prohibited possessor and shouldn’t have had a weapon.

Police say he is armed and considered dangerous. 

If you see him don’t approach him and call 9-1-1.

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