Authorities investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Tucson

(Andres Carr)
Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 5:25 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 14, 2023 at 9:51 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - Authorities are investigating an armed robbery, barricade situation and a fatal officer-involved shooting near Grant Road and Tucson Boulevard in Tucson.

The TPD said it all started around 3:30 p.m. when officers responded to a robbery at a marijuana dispensary where shots were fired in the 2700 block of East Grant Road.

After they got a good description and officers were told the suspect was armed with a pistol.

An officer arrived and found the suspect inside Benny’s Mexican Restaurant, which is located at 2702 Grant and 200 yards from the dispensary.

TPD said the officer gave the suspect several commands, which he ignored. The officer then fired and hit the suspect. People in the restaurant were able to get out safely.

The officer then left the restaurants and negotiators were called in. They tried to contact the suspect, but he did not respond. After “a while,” SWAT went in and found the suspect dead.

The suspect has not been identified and they are not sure if he fired his weapon yet. No other people, including officers, were injured. TPD did say the suspect is a man in his 30s and they still have a lot of witnesses to interview.

No injuries were reported and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information or video of the incident is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.