TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Documents from Pima County Superior Court reveal that one of the officers shot Thursday, Dec. 1, had previous contact with the suspect.
Jose Barron-Gomez died after he exchanged gunfire with Tucson police Officers Jorge Tequida and Doug Wilfert on Thursday. The shooting happened at the Campbell Terrace Apartments located at 4750 S. Campbell Avenue.
Tequida underwent surgery for a gunshot wound in the shoulder and chest area and remains in the intensive care unit at Banner-University Medical Center. Wilfert was treated and released the same day after being shot in the leg.
The officers were serving a felony arrest warrant on Barron-Gomez. That warrant was issued on Nov. 23, just a day after he failed to appear in court.
The interim complaint from the court shows that Barron-Gomez was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The document says he went to visit his children in August at the apartment of his former girlfriend of eight years. When he arrived he found a man holding his daughter. The report says Barron-Gomez got upset. The man left the apartment and Barron-Gomez followed. There was a confrontation and Barron-Gomez hit the man in the back with a baseball bat. The man suffered minor injuries and fended off Barron-Gomez by displaying a gun.
The interim complaint also shows that Wilfert was the reporting officer and arresting officer in that incident.
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