Driver dies after being shot by sheriff's deputy - Tucson News Now

Driver dies after being shot by sheriff's deputy

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A 23-year-old man was shot by a Pima County Sheriff's deputy and died later Friday night after a traffic stop near Prince and Oracle roads.

The driver and deputy pulled into the parking lot at O'Reilly Auto Parts, 3630 N. Oracle Rd., Deputy Tom Peine told Tucson News Now.

The man pulled out a hand gun and pointed it at the deputy. That is when the man was shot, Peine said.

Investigators have identified the driver as Vladimir Cardenas.  

The uninjured deputy was identified as Nicholas Norris, a deputy since 2004. He was placed on administrative leave, following department procedure. 

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection less than 1 mile south of Tucson Mall.

Traffic was backed up in the area during rush hour.

In addition to the shooting, traffic was coming into town for state football game at Amphitheater High School. Peoria Centennial was scheduled to play Salpointe Catholic at 7:05 p.m.

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