The man who was shot in the arm Saturday by a Pima County sheriff’s deputy after he opened fire on deputies during a foot pursuit, authorities said, was identified Sunday as 26-year-old Jose Silva.
At about 10:40 a.m., deputies responded to a threats call for a domestic-violence-related situation in the in the 4400 block of West Irvington Road, near South Camino de Oeste, said Deputy Cody Gress, a department spokesman.
As two deputies were leaving the home an hour later, they saw Silva's vehicle in the 4600 block of W. Calle Don Tomas and tried to initiate a traffic stop, according to a PCSD news release.
The driver failed to stop and a pursuit began, with Silva leading deputies to a dead-end on West Drexel Road, according to the release.
Silva then bailed out of his car and ran up a hill into a desert area, Gress said.
Deputies chased Silva, who produced a gun and kept turning back to fire at the deputies as he ran, Gress said.
One of the deputies drew his gun and fired multiple times, hitting Silva multiple times in his left arm. The man was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment, Gress said.
Silva was booked into the Pima County jail in connection with two charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer and two counts of unlawful flight from law enforcement, Gress said.
Neither of the deputies were injured during the incident. They’ll both be placed on leave pending an investigation, as is protocol in this situation, Gress said.
The incident was the first officer-involved shooting in Tucson in 2017.