TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - One person has died after being shot during an armed robbery on the south side of Tucson late Saturday, Jan. 6.
Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department said the shooting happened around 8:40 p.m. at 702 West Irvington Road, near South 12th Avenue at Raspados Funland. Detectives said that an unknown Hispanic male entered the business armed with a handgun and took money from the business.
As the suspect was exiting the business, an armed customer confronted him, TPD said. Multiple rounds of gunfire were exchanged between the suspect and the customer.
During the incident, the customer's father, 61-year-old Anthony Quintela, was struck by gunfire and later died at the hospital, TPD said.
The customer was not injured.
The suspect fled eastbound from the business and was not located. It is not certain if he was injured, TPD said.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.