Barricaded suspect surrenders peacefully

Barricaded suspect surrenders peacefully
An armed robbery suspect barricaded himself inside one of these apartments on West Veterans Boulevard on April 16. (Source: KOLD News 13)

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Police say a barricaded suspect surrendered peacefully, ending hours of negotiation on Tuesday, April 16.

Sgt. Pete Dugan from Tucson Police Department said the man was a suspect in an armed robbery at a Family Dollar store at Sixth Avenue and Veterans Boulevard on April 4.

Police say he is facing charges of armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.

SWAT and hostage negotiators were dispatched to the scene at apartments at 19 West Veterans, near Sixth Avenue and Ajo Way.

"Officers did a really good job of containing the area. Our hostage negotiators came out and really took the time to talk this guy out,” Dugan said.

The apartments and the Family Dollar are across the Veterans Boulevard from each other.

The suspect allegedly fired shots during the robbery, but no one was hit.

Veterans Boulevard was closed between Sixth and Seventh avenues during Tuesday’s situation.

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