Authorities: Young boy killed after fatally shooting man at Tucson gas station

(Source: MGN)
Published: Sep. 24, 2023 at 6:41 AM MST|Updated: Sep. 25, 2023 at 5:16 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (13 News) -- Authorities said an armed 12-year-old boy killed a man before he was fatally shot himself at a Tucson gas station late Saturday, Sept. 23.

The Tucson Police Department said it happened in the parking lot of the QuikTrip near East 22nd Street and South Pantano Road.

The TPD said the 12-year-old, a person of interest in other violent crimes, approached two men.

The boy allegedly opened fire on 54-year-old Dennis James Sherwood Sr. and another unidentified man.

Sherwood and the other man then returned fire, killing the boy. Sherwood later died at a local hospital and the other man was unharmed.

The TPD is not releasing the boy’s name due to his age.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

All findings will be presented to the Pima County Attorney’s Office for review once the investigation is complete, according to the TPD.

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