TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Officials with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department say 30-year-old Corrections Officer Raul Burruel has been placed on administrative leave after he and another man were sent to a local hospital with serious injuries as a result of an accidental shooting in Sahuarita on Saturday, July 11.
Deputies responded to a residence on the 16000 block of South Delgado Road on Saturday. Detectives say Burruel fired a bullet from a handgun through his hand and into the chest of another man, according to a community alert.
Burruel was off-duty at the time of the incident and was not acting in an official capacity, the alert stated.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said Burruel, who has been employed by the department for seven years, is now on administrative leave as the investigation continues.