Man arrested after homicide, officer-involved shooting in Nogales

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Published: Jan. 13, 2022 at 4:43 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2022 at 3:09 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Nogales Police Department said a homicide suspect was arrested after leading officers on a high-speed chase before shooting at them on Thursday, Jan. 13.

Authorities said they were watching 42-year-old Gustavo Aguilar Chavez, the suspect from a homicide at a Nogales hotel on Jan. 11.

When Chavez saw the officers, he got into a vehicle and started driving away.

Gustavo Aguilar Chavez
Gustavo Aguilar Chavez(Nogales Police Department)

Officers chased Chavez onto East Dumbauld Street, where he stopped, got out, and started shooting at officers.

Police found Chavez behind a home on that same street and he was taken into custody.

Arizona DPS is investigating the incident, which is normal for any shooting involving an officer.

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