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Man in stable condition after officer-involved shooting

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A man is in stable condition after a shootout with police at an apartment complex near Glenn and Oracle Friday night.

Tucson police arrived at the complex around 7:30 p.m. to serve a weapons related search warrant to 36-year-old Michael Castillo at his apartment in the 2600 block of N 14th Avenue, according to TPD PIO Sgt. Pete Dugan.

As officers arrived, Castillo fled the complex on foot and officers followed him. Castillo turned around and fired at the officers, who fired back, according to Dugan. Castillo was struck several times and was taken to the hospital in stable condition. He is expected to survive his injuries and will be booked into the Pima County Jail following his treatment. His charges are pending.

No officers were injured during the incident.

Authorities believe Castillo is involved in multiple incidents involving narcotics and weapons offenses.

Detectives from Homicide Unit, Night Detectives Unit, Gang Unit and the Office of Internal Affairs began investigation after Friday night's incident. A criminal investigation has begun and the Office of Internal Affairs will conduct an administrative investigation to examine the actions of the two officers involved in the shooting.

TPD said the officers involved were Sgt. Christopher Dennison, a 10-year veteran, and officer David Schneider, a 4-year veteran.

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