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Officer fired 8 times in Sunday shooting incident

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A Tucson Police officer fired his weapon eight times in the incident in the 5600 block of South Abbottsford, police say. A Tucson Police officer fired his weapon eight times in the incident in the 5600 block of South Abbottsford, police say.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

New details are emerging about the officer-involved shooting on Tucson's south side on Sunday.

A Tucson Police officer fired his weapon eight times in the incident in the 5600 block of South Abbottsford near Midvale Park and Drexel, police say.

It is not clear how many times the teen-aged suspect was hit. He was checked into the University of Arizona Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, an officer responding to a call that strangers were ringing a woman's doorbell found two men wandering around the neighborhood. One of them ran. The other, who is 20 years old, was detained and released.

When the officer caught up to the teen, police say he allegedly pulled a gun. That's when the officer fired.

Police say they are planning on charging the suspect as an adult and that he will face at least a charge of aggravated assault.

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

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

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