A burglary suspect armed with a rifle who was shot Wednesday night by a sheriff’s deputy is expected to survive.
At about 6:30 p.m., a homeowner the 13500 block of N. Thornydale Road near West Moore Road called 911 about a burglar in his home, according to a Pima County Sheriff’s Department news release. He had received a call from his alarm company indicating a motion sensor was activated and drove to his house to investigate. The man found 21-year-old Slade Olsen in his home.
Olsen, who was armed with a rifle, was walking out of the home just as deputies pulled up.
Olsen refused commands from the deputy to drop the rifle, then pointed it at the deputy, the news release stated. The officer fired at Olsen and struck him multiple times.
Olsen was airlifted to a local hospital with critical injuries, but he is expected to survive.
No further information was available Thursday morning.
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