Sheriff's Dept IDs armed standoff suspect from Friday

Published: Oct. 29, 2016 at 6:17 PM MST|Updated: Oct. 29, 2016 at 6:51 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Pima County Sheriff's Department has identified the suspect in Friday's hours-long armed standoff as 45-year-old Jack Voris.

Voris is accused of initiating a shooting incident at a south-side hotel that resulted in a hotel evacuation and a road closure in Tucson on Friday afternoon, Oct. 28. He's now been charged with seven counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and one count of prohibited possessor in relation to the incident.

According to Deputy Chris DeRosa from the US Marshal's Office, a deputy was fired upon while trying to serve an arrest warrant at the Quality Inn at 5251 S. Julian Drive. The deputy was not hit by the gunfire.

US Marshal's Deputy Nathan Alexander said the man – now identified as Voris – was wanted out of Cochise County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The hotel was evacuated and according to staff, no guests were injured.

Palo Verde Road was closed, including on- and off-ramps from nearby Interstate 10. Traffic on Irvington Road was diverted at Country Club Road.

Voris surrendered peacefully just before 9:30 p.m.

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