UPDATE: Man dies in jail weeks after shooting that followed bar fight in Tucson

Jose Flores died in the Pima County Adult Detention Complex on Monday, Jan. 23. Flores was shot...
Jose Flores died in the Pima County Adult Detention Complex on Monday, Jan. 23. Flores was shot during an incident at a Famous Sam's in Tucson on Dec. 18.(Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Published: Dec. 18, 2022 at 7:50 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2023 at 12:37 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A man who was arrested and hospitalized in December after being shot at a Tucson bar near Grant and Silverbell roads died on Monday, Jan. 23.

Authorities say Jose Octavio Flores, 61, was found dead in his cell at the Pima County Adult Detention Complex.

Flores had been booked on eight counts of aggravated assault and one count of terrorist threats after being released from Banner-University Medical Center on Jan. 16, police said.

Flores underwent a medical procedure after he was shot Dec. 18 by a customer at the Famous Sam’s Sports Grill located at 2320 N. Silverbell Road.

The Tucson Police Department said Jose Octavio Flores was threatening people at the Famous...
The Tucson Police Department said Jose Octavio Flores was threatening people at the Famous Sam's near Grant and Silverbell roads before he was shot by a customer on Dec. 18.(KOLD News 13)

The Tucson Police Department said the incident started when Flores was kicked out of the bar because of his disruptive behavior and an argument with another man at the bar. Police say he made threats before leaving and returned within the hour with a rifle, which he pointed at several customers.

Police say Flores did not fire the rifle and there were no other injuries reported.

The customer who shot Flores stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

The TPD said the investigation is ongoing.