GRAPHIC CONTENT: Video released from deputy-involved shooting in Pima County

Published: Mar. 20, 2023 at 6:09 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 20, 2023 at 10:35 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) - The Pima Regional Critical Incident Team has released video from a deputy-involved shooting that happened on Jan. 22.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of a man firing a weapon at a home in the 6400 block of West Swan Falls Way. The man left the area in a black Chevrolet pickup truck before the deputies arrived.

PRCIT said three hours later, deputies responded to another call about a hit-and-run collision involving a truck.

A few minutes after that, there were reports about a brush fire caused by a black Chevrolet truck, which had a damaged tire and was driving on the rim.

While deputies were investigating both incidents, they located the truck back at the home where shots were fired earlier in the night.


The suspect then allegedly shot a deputy in the leg. That deputy was not able to return fire due to his injuries so a second deputy fired and hit the suspect.

The deputy was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. He has since been released and is recovering.

Firearms from Ricardo Castro
Firearms from Ricardo Castro(Pima County Sheriffs Department)

The suspect has been identified as 43-year-old Ricardo Estevan Castro. He has been booked into the Pima County jail on two counts of attempted murder and is being held on a $750,000 bond.

The deputy who discharged his firearm was identified as Christopher Campbell, a six-year veteran of the PCSD.