UPDATE: Police name officer involved in shooting that injured man near Kolb Road, 29th Street

Tucson police closed South Kolb Road at East 29th Street/East Calle Ileo after an...
One man was hurt in an officer-involved shooting in Tucson on Feb. 14.(Tucson Police Department)
Published: Feb. 14, 2023 at 6:02 AM MST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2023 at 11:36 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one injured near Kolb Road and 29th Street in Tucson early Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Police and mental health resources were called out to the 6900 block of East Calle Jupiter for a report of a man in crisis around 2 a.m.

Police learned the man was armed and a sergeant with advanced training in crisis intervention and hostage negotiations spoke with the man on a phone and tried to de-escalate the situation. However, the man walked into the street with a firearm and an officer fired his rifle, striking the man.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported.

The officer who discharged his firearm has been identified as Officer Barrie Pedersen, an 18-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department.

Police briefly closed Kolb from Golf Links Road to East 22nd Street for the investigation.

The Pima County Regional Incident Team handled the criminal investigation of the incident.