Tucson police: Man shot, killed attempting robbery

2013-10-23T16:19:00Z 2013-10-25T07:46:46Z Tucson police: Man shot, killed attempting robberyArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 23, 2013 4:19 pm  • 

A Tucson man called police just before 1 a.m. Wednesday to report he had just been involved in a shooting, a police official said.

When officers arrived in the 400 block of East Navajo Road, they found a man dead of gunshot wounds. The man who called 911 to report he had shot someone was waiting at the scene, according to a Tucson police news release.

Police identified the dead man as Gabriel Jackson, 25. The other man’s name was not released.

The call came in at 12:48 a.m. about the shooting on Navajo, near North Geronimo Avenue and East Fort Lowell Road, said Sgt. Maria Hawke, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department.

Detectives learned that two men were sitting in a vehicle in front of a residence on Navajo. The passenger in the vehicle went inside the house and left the other man sitting by himself.

At one point a white four-door car stopped in front of the parked car and a man, later identified as Jackson, got out and approached the man sitting in the car, Hawke said.

Jackson pulled a gun and pointed it at the man sitting in the car and demanded money and valuables from him. The man got out of the car with his own gun and fired several times at Jackson, hitting him at least once, Hawke said.

Jackson ran but collapsed a short distance away, Hawke said.

The white car, with three people inside, left the scene, Hawke said. The man who shot Jackson was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation, Hawke said.

Hawke said the motive for the incident was an armed robbery attempt.

Anyone with information about the people in the white sedan can call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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