Pima County Sheriff's deputy involved in northwest side shooting - Tucson News Now

Pima County Sheriff's deputy involved in northwest side shooting

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pima County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a shooting involving a deputy on Tucson's northwest side.

Deputy Tom Peine tells Tucson News Now, deputies responded to home on North Pepper Tree Lane, near Camino de la Tierra and Orange Grove Road at 5:19 a.m. Sunday, after a woman called 9-1-1, saying she had been in an argument with her boyfriend.

Peine says deputies located the man, identified as Michael Schuoler, 49, sitting in the driver's seat of a car outside the home. A deputy on the passenger side of the car saw Schuoler pull something from his waistband. The deputy fired once, to protect his partner on the driver's side of the car. Deputies determined that Schuoler had pulled a knife from his waistband, and had also suffered a self-inflicted cut to his neck.

Schuoler was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center, where he is now in critical condition.

Peine says no one else was injured in the shooting.

Peine says the Deputy who fired his gun is now on 72 hours administrative leave, which is standard procedure for this type of incident.

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