Officer shoots armed teenager on Tucson's south side - Tucson News Now

Officer shoots armed teenager on Tucson's south side

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson Police are investigating after one of their officers shot an armed teenager on the city's south side.

It happened at 6:25 a.m., Sunday in the 5600 block of South Abbottsford, near South Midvale Park and West Drexel roads.

Sgt. Chris Widmer tells Tucson News Now, a woman called 9-1-1 after two males rang the doorbell at her home and were unresponsive when she questioned them.

Widmer says, police saw two guys wandering around the neighborhood when they arrived at the scene.

One of them ran, leading police officers through a neighbors yard. The officer tased the 17-year-old. The teen then pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officer. That's when the officer opened fire.

The suspect got away for about an hour until he showed up at U.A.M.C. for medical help.

Widmer says, the other man who is 20-years-old was detained and released.

Police say the suspect suffered non-life threatening injuries in the shooting.

Investigators believe the two guys involved are not connected to the doorbell ringing incident that led officers to the area.

Police say there was someone who witnessed the entire incident.

The officer who fired the shot was not injured. He is a 5 year veteran of the department.

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