UPDATE: Sierra Vista police investigating deputy-involved shooting in Cochise County
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Sierra Vista Police Department is investigating after a man was shot during a confrontation with Cochise County deputy Monday, Nov. 1.
Such investigations are standard after a shooting involving a law enforcement officer, and it is being conducted at the request of Cochise County.
Authorities said they were called to a home near Hereford Road and Palominas Road, south of Sierra Vista, around 4 p.m. in response to a “disorderly subject.”
When deputies arrived, they found Helgar Rosas holding what appeared to be a rifle. The 40-year-old Rosas allegedly made aggressive movements and statements toward Deputy Rene Meza, the SVPD said.
Rosas was repeatedly asked to drop the rife and was shot once by Meza when he refused.
Rosas was treated at the scene and flown to a hospital in Tucson, where he is listed in critical condition.
The county’s Critical Incident Response Team examined the crime scene.
Once completed, findings from the investigation will be turned over to the Cochise County Attorney’s Office for review. Meza was placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure for any deputy-involved shooting.
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