Man in Cochise Co. shooting incident expected to face charges - Tucson News Now

Man in Cochise Co. shooting incident to face charges

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The man involved in the officer-involved shooting in Cochise County Tuesday has been released from the hospital and is expected to face criminal charges.

According to a news release from the Cochise County Sheriff's Office, the Bisbee Police Department has an order of protection against the man. The woman who is protected by the order called police to report that he was following her on a motorcycle.

When police attempted to stop him, he fled at speeds of 80 to 100 miles per hour. At one point he drove his motorcycle toward police who were stopped on a roadway, the release said.

According to the release, a Bisbee police officer fired two rounds at the motorcycle driver, who continued across the Naco Highway before finally leaving the motorcycle and running to a residence in Naco.

The release said the home owner called 911 for the injured man, who was treated at the University Medical Center and released.

The Critical Incident Team from Sierra Vista Police Department is assisting with the investigation of the shooting incident. The Cochise County Sheriff's Office will investigate the scene where the man left the motorcycle and the home where the suspect was contacted.

According to the release, Bisbee police will pursue criminal charges against the driver at which time his information will be released.

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