UPDATE: Suspect, officer identified in deadly officer-involved shooting in midtown
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Tucson Police Department is investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting that occurred in the 100 block of Prince Road last night.
Officers responded to the area at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 31, after receiving four separate reports of shots fired.
Upon arrival to the area, patrol officers learned that a suspect had discharged a firearm several times outside his residence before going back inside.
Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect and gave several commands to exit the residence unarmed. Officers eventually made contact with the suspect in the backyard and gave additional commands to show his hands which they say were ignored by the suspect. During the contact, officers say the suspect brandished a revolver. An officer discharged his firearm one time striking the suspect.
The man was pronounced deceased on scene and has been identified as 33-year-old Joshua Lee Moore. Next of kin was notified.
Detectives with the Tucson Police Violent Crimes Unit along with sergeants and detectives with the department’s Office of Professional Standards are investigating the incident. The Violent Crimes Unit is conducting the criminal portion of the investigation, while the Office of Professional Standards conducts a separate, but parallel administrative investigation to examine the actions of department personnel. This is standard protocol in all officer-involved shootings.
The officer who discharged his weapon has been identified as Officer Antonio Pena, a 9-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department.
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