Tucson, Az. 2 Officers shot serving warrant, suspect dead

Two Tucson police officers serving an arrest warrant for a suspect wanted in an aggravated assault were shot Thursday morning at an apartment complex on the south side.

Tucson, Az. The incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. at the Campbell Terrace Apartments, 4750 S. Campbell Ave., near Irvington Road.

Officers attempted to serve a warrant on a 28 year old man who resisted arrest and exchanged gunfire with officers inside his apartment.

One officer was shot in the chest, the second one in the lower leg, according to police Chief Chris Magnus.

The officer shot in the chest is in critical but stable condition and was being monitored in the intensive care unit at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. The other officer was treated at Banner and is listed in stable condition, police said. He will likely be released from the hospital later today, Magnus said.

Neither officer’s name was released at this time. Both officers were said to have less than ten years on the job apiece.

“This is way too many,” Magnus said, speaking of the number of officers who’ve recently been shot. “We live in a climate where there are some dangerous individuals out there who are willing to shoot police officers serving arrest warrants.”

Magnus didn’t know if either of the officers were wearing body cameras or how many shots were fired at the scene, as evidence is still being reviewed.

 

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