TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Authorities have identified the suspect in a fatal officer-involved shooting on Tucson’s south side earlier this week.
The Tucson Police Department said Joel R. Andrade, 53, died after being shot by officers on Monday, Sept. 10.
The officers involved in the incident have been identified as Sgt. William Corrales, a 21-year-veteran of the TPD, and officer Ernest Ortiz, a 12-year-veteran of the TPD.
Authorities said the incident began when they responded to a domestic violence call at a home in the 4000 block of South 9th Avenue.
Sgt. Pete Dugan, a TPD spokesman, said Andrade locked himself in a bathroom when officers arrived and refused to come out.
According to Dugan, Andrade was armed with a knife and was seen cutting his own neck while begging officers to kill him
Dugan said officers talked with Andrade for several hours in an effort to get him to come out.
When he finally opened the bathroom door, Andrade allegedly pointed a rifle at officers.
Two officers fired, Andrade was hit and died on the scene..
The incident will be reviewed by several agencies.
No officers were injured.