UPDATE: Police arrest man accused of pointing handgun at people in store

Published: Sep. 25, 2017 at 11:51 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 26, 2017 at 1:04 PM MST
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Tucson police on scene at east side Walmart. (Source: Tucson News Now)
Tucson police on scene at east side Walmart. (Source: Tucson News Now)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson police have identified the man who is accused of waving a gun at people at an east-side apartment complex and grocery store on Monday, Sept. 25.

Police say 62-year-old William Gutierrez was booked into the Pima County Jail and was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and one count of disorderly conduct.

According to police, Gutierrez was seen waving a handgun and pointing it at people at an apartment complex at 77 N. Camino Seco before he went to a nearby Walmart Neighborhood Market at 8640 E. Broadway Boulevard and again allegedly waved the gun around and pointed it at people.

Customers ran to the back of the store for their safety, according to Tucson Police Department Sgt. Kim Bay.

"We could have just died and my daughter could have just been killed. I'm sorry. I'm just a little shaken up," said customer Christina Alexander, who was with her daughter during the incident. "We were in the back and the next thing you know we walked up to the front with the shopping cart and there's cautionary tape everywhere and police."

No shots were fired and no injuries were reported.

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