Tucson police release identity of officer, suspect involved in Monday night shooting
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The suspect and police officers involved in a shooting Monday night in Tucson have been identified.
The Tucson Police Department said the incident happened on the city's south side near 36th and Park Avenue when officers tried to stop 33-year-old Marcus De La Torre.
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The TPD said De La Torre, who was on a bike, wouldn't stop and shot at the officers during the chase. He was shot several times by officers but is in stable condition at a local hospital.
The officers involved in the shooting were Robert Orduno and Robert Miranda, according to the TPD. Orduno has been with the TPD for 10 years while Miranda is a 12-year veteran.
A bullet from De La Torre's handgun grazed Miranda's head, according to the TPD. Miranda was treated and released from a local hospital.
De La Torre will be booked on charges of attempted first-degree murder and prohibited possession of firearm.
According to the TPD, De La Torre has an extensive criminal history and had cocaine on him the night of the shooting. The TPD said some of the charges De La Torre has faced in the past include aggravated assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, unlawful flight from pursuing law enforcement vehicle, false reporting to law enforcement, burglary and drug possession.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 88-CRIME.
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