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Tucson man dies after being shot by police called to family fight

Tucson man dies after being shot by police called to family fight

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UPDATE: Tucson police ID man shot and killed during family fight call

A man who was shot by Tucson police officers during a family fight call Monday night has died, officials say.

The man has not yet been publicly identified.

Police were called about 7 p.m. to a house in the 4000 block of South Ninth Avenue, near West Ajo Way and South Sixth Avenue, for a report of a family fight, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a police spokesman.

Dugan said that prior to arriving at the residence, police learned that the man was armed with a knife and had been making suicidal remarks.

Upon arrival, officers were able to evacuate the family, but the man locked himself in a bathroom for about two hours, police said. Later, officers said they realized the man was “cutting himself” in the bathroom.

When exiting the bathroom, the man came out with a weapon, and was shot, Dugan said.

Two officers are believed to have fired at the man.

No officers were wounded. The two officers have not been identified.

The investigation continues.

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at gknott@tucson.com or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

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