One man dead after officer-involved shooting at South Lawn Mortu - Tucson News Now

One man dead after officer-involved shooting at South Lawn Mortuary

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Tucson police are investigating an officer-involved shooting on Friday, May 26, at 5401 S. Park Avenue, according to Sgt. Kim Bay, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department. 

The shooting happened at the South Lawn Mortuary cemetery and has left one man dead. The officers involved in the shooting were not hurt, according to Bay. 

The area is blocked off with crime tape, as officers on scene continue their investigation. 

According to TPD, there was a funeral service going on inside the mortuary when the shots were fired, with a few hundred people grieving the loss of their loved one. Officers rushed to tell the mortuary staff to lock down the building. 

"She said I need everybody inside. The officer said there's a gun involved and even cars that were trying to get into the cemetery were being turned away by police," said David Griego a witness at the funeral service. 

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