Details sketchy in Redington Pass shooting on Tucson’s east side

2013-12-19T09:25:00Z Details sketchy in Redington Pass shooting on Tucson’s east sideKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Details are sketchy about a shooting Wednesday evening in Redington Pass involving a forest service agent.

Representatives for the Coronado National Forest have been unavailable for comment. Because the incident began on public lands, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department had only minimal information.

“The Forest Service made contact with somebody in Redington Pass at about milepost 1.5,” said Deputy Courtney Rodriguez, spokeswoman for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. “Shots were fired there. A vehicle pursuit happened after that point with the U.S. Forest Service agent and potential suspect. He was joined by a couple more agents. On his way down, one of our deputes tried to provide back up right before suspect went off the side of road and another shot was fired.”

The vehicle came to a stop in the area of East Tanque Verde Road and North Houghton Road.

The suspect apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Rodriguez said.

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