A look inside the home where a Tucson PD Officer was shot - Tucson News Now

A look inside the home where a Tucson PD Officer was shot

Sgt. Robert Carpenter shot outside a Midtown home on a burglary call. Sgt. Robert Carpenter shot outside a Midtown home on a burglary call.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

"It's tough to digest. It's still kind of sinking in. You know? A police officer was shot at my house. Not very fun," said homeowner Sean Davis. 

Davis returned home to find everything inside his house turned upside down. On Monday, crews worked to replace a shattered sliding glass door.

"All that's finger print dust. I don't know if it was forced entry or if the window was left ajar. But, that's where he entered the first time," said Davis.

The burglar was scared off by police. They searched the area but couldn't find him. Several hours later they got called back out.

"He came back and put a cobblestone through my sliding glass door," said Davis.

Officers checked but couldn't find anyone. Ten minutes later they were standing outside his house when Sergeant Robert Carpenter was shot in the head with a high caliber gun.

"Everything else is just material. As for the officer who got shot in the head. That's tragic. Horrible. Terrible. Senseless," said Carpenter.

Here's a look at the crime scene yesterday. Officers swarmed the neighborhood. A swat team went door to door. Today the streets were back open and neighbors appeared to be back to their same old routine.

Whitney Nichols said, "I'm obviously not afraid I feel if he robbed someone and committed a crime maybe he would be as far away as possible from this neighborhood with lots of cop cars looking for him. I think he would be pretty stupid to hang around."

"It certainly makes you think about being aware of your presence at all times," said Bob Marek, who is visiting his son down the street.

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