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

(Source: Tucson News Now) (Source: Tucson News Now)
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. 

MOBILE USERS: Download our app on your Apple and Android devices.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • UA fans consider teams future without Sean Miller court side Saturday

    UA fans consider teams future without Sean Miller court side Saturday

    Sunday, February 25 2018 1:00 AM EST2018-02-25 06:00:13 GMT

    Current students and alumni agreed, the news of a bribery scandal attached to their beloved team was disappointing. "It's all just fallen apart in the last couple of days and it's really disappointing," said John Partin, a freshman at the University of Arizona.

    Current students and alumni agreed, the news of a bribery scandal attached to their beloved team was disappointing. "It's all just fallen apart in the last couple of days and it's really disappointing," said John Partin, a freshman at the University of Arizona.

  • Ducks rally back to stop UA in OT

    Ducks rally back to stop UA in OT

    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:58 AM EST2018-02-25 05:58:01 GMT
    (Photos courtesy: AP and ESPN).(Photos courtesy: AP and ESPN).

    The Ducks over come a big night from Deandre Ayton to keep Cats from clinching conference title.

    The Ducks over come a big night from Deandre Ayton to keep Cats from clinching conference title.

  • One person hospitalized after fire in Marana

    One person hospitalized after fire in Marana

    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:48 AM EST2018-02-25 05:48:50 GMT
    Firefighters from Avra Valley and Picture Rocks responded to the burning mobile home (Source: Tucson News Now).Firefighters from Avra Valley and Picture Rocks responded to the burning mobile home (Source: Tucson News Now).
    Firefighters from Avra Valley and Picture Rocks responded to the burning mobile home (Source: Tucson News Now).Firefighters from Avra Valley and Picture Rocks responded to the burning mobile home (Source: Tucson News Now).

    Crews from Avra Valley Fire and Picture Rocks Fire rushed to a home in Marana Saturday night. By the time the flames were out, one person was sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation, according to firefighters at the scene.

    Crews from Avra Valley Fire and Picture Rocks Fire rushed to a home in Marana Saturday night. By the time the flames were out, one person was sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation, according to firefighters at the scene.

Powered by Frankly