Gunfire follows northwest-side traffic stop

2013-05-22T21:52:00Z 2013-05-23T08:13:19Z Gunfire follows northwest-side traffic stopCarmen Duarte and Joe Burchell Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A deputy was involved in a shooting outside a Walgreens on the northwest-side Wednesday night.

The deputy conducted a traffic stop at 1415 W. River Road, near North Flowing Wells Road, after 9 p.m., said Deputy Jesus Bañuelos, a Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokesman.

The deputy was not injured, Bañuelos said.

The man, age 24, who was pulled over by the deputy was not injured by gunfire.

Northwest Fire District paramedics were dispatched to the Walgreens at 9:22 p.m., and treated the man who was taken to a hospital, said Capt. Adam Goldberg, a fire district spokesman.

Bañuelos said the man resisted arrest, and he said he was injured. As a precautionary measure, he was taken to a hospital, Bañuelos said.

No other information was released by officials.

A witness, Nick Whalen, said he saw a deputy following a vehicle that was traveling east on River Road.

The vehicle pulled into a parking lot near Walgreens and a man climbed out of the vehicle and ran, said Whalen.

The man fell down and rolled over. “It looked like the guy was going to pull something from his waist,” said Whalen.

He said he heard two shots fired.

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