A Bisbee police officer shot and killed a man Wednesday behind a town grocery store, authorities said.
At about 9 a.m. a resident came into the Bisbee Police Department and told officers that a man approached her when she parked at the grocery store, according to a news release from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office.
The woman said the man became aggressive toward her and began banging on the windows and hitting her car, reportedly over a parking issue.
Two officers went to the Safeway to find the man.
Officers found the man behind the Safeway and reported that he was acting aggressively and that he was armed. At some point during the confrontation the man was shot by one of the officers.
The man was later pronounced dead from his wounds. He was identified as Carlos Saavedra Ramirez, 51, of Bisbee, the sheriff's office said.
The officer who shot the man was identified as Sgt. Robert Coronado, a 17-year veteran of the force. He was placed on paid administrative leave per policy pending the outcome of the investigation.
The investigation is being continued by the sheriff’s office with the assistance of the Sierra Vista Police Department, while the Bisbee Police Department will also be conducting an internal investigation.