South Tucson police officer shoots gunman in confrontation

2013-08-17T08:40:00Z 2013-08-17T08:46:33Z South Tucson police officer shoots gunman in confrontationArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A man carrying a shotgun was shot early this morning by a South Tucson police officer following a brief confrontation, officials say.

The incident started shortly before 1 a.m. when the officer responded to a 911 call from a home in the area of East 29th Street and South Fifth Avenue reporting a man in the area carrying a shotgun. The dispatcher reported hearing an argument before the line disconnected.

The patrol officer spotted a man carrying what appeared to be a shotgun. As the officer got out of his squad car, the man ran off for a short distance then turned toward the officer in a “threatening manner,” Lt. Jeff Inorio, a South Tucson Police spokesman said in a news release.

The officer shot the man multiple times. The man, who had not been identified early Saturday, was taken to a Tucson hospital. His condition was not immediately known this morning.

The officer was not injured, Inorio said. A shotgun was found at the site of the shooting.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is investigating the case, Inorio said.

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