UPDATE: Investigators identify tractor-trailer driver killed by police in Nogales pursuit
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Investigators have identified the tractor-trailer driver killed by police during a pursuit earlier this week.
Glen Ray Cockrum, 39, was shot and killed by law enforcement Monday, May 24, on west White Park Drive in Nogales. No one else was hurt.
It all started around 1 p.m. Monday, when officials with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office called for help regarding a pursuit on I-19 in the Rio Rico area, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
The shots were fired by officials from the Nogales Police Department and Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. Arizona DPS confirmed it is helping the agencies with the investigation.
Right now, it’s still unclear what prompted the pursuit or if anyone else was involved.
In a video tweet by AZ Family reporter Morgan Loew, an 18-wheeler apparently tried to flee before several shots were fired.
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