Officers in Tucson SWAT shooting of ex-Marine cleared of wrongdoing

2011-06-13T17:39:00Z 2013-09-17T16:03:27Z Officers in Tucson SWAT shooting of ex-Marine cleared of wrongdoingFernanda Echavarri, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 13, 2011 5:39 pm  • 

The five SWAT officers who shot and killed 26-year-old Jose Guerena while serving a search warrant May 5, have been cleared of any wrongdoing.

The Pima County Regional SWAT team members —from four different law enforcement agencies in the county — were justified in using deadly force against Guerena, according to an investigation by the Pima County Attorney’s Office.

The team members were: Officer Jake Shumate, of Marana police; Officer Jason Horetski of Oro Valley police, Officer Hector Iglesias, of Sahuarita police; and Deputies Kenneth Walsh and Chris Garcia of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

Chief Criminal Deputy David Berkman has determined there is no basis to prosecute those officers.

Read more in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star.

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