Man kills self following Redington Pass incident

2013-12-19T14:41:00Z 2013-12-20T11:26:11Z Man kills self following Redington Pass incidentArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A man involved in a shooting incident Wednesday with U.S. Forest Service agents apparently killed himself following a chase on the far east side.

Details about the Redington Pass incident were sketchy Thursday but the Pima County Sheriff's Department said the man who died was Frank Tallarico, 49. The department said earlier the suspect involved in the incident had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Coronado National Forest representatives did not release information about what happened in the pass, which is forest land.

“That incident is currently under investigation and we cannot comment on an incident under investigation,” said Heidi Schewel, a forest spokeswoman.

The sheriff’s department released minimal information Thursday morning:

“The Forest Service made contact with somebody in Redington Pass at about milepost 1.5,” said Deputy Courtney Rodriguez, a sheriff's spokeswoman. “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. One of our deputes tried to provide back up right before the 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.

Kimberly Matas

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