Officer-involved shooting on Tucson's south side - Tucson News Now

Officer-involved shooting on Tucson's south side

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A 17 year veteran of Tucson Police was involved in a shooting on the southside.

Tucson Police Sgt. Chris Widmer says the shooting happened Saturday morning on West Valencia Road.

Police say just before 7:30 a.m. officers responded to a report of a man in a wheelchair who tried to shoot another man.

The first officer on the scene was Sargent Ray Mechtel. While waiting for back up, the sargent spotted a man in a wheelchair that matched the description of a possible suspect. The man in the wheelchair was 23 year-old Johnny Castillio-Romero.

Police say Castillio-Romero reached for a gun, and that's when Mechtel fired his weapon.

Sgt. Widmer says the 23 year-old was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

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