PCSD: Woman fatally shot by deputy had extensive criminal histor - Tucson News Now

PCSD: Woman fatally shot by deputy had extensive criminal history

PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department said the woman fatally shot by a deputy last week had a extensive criminal history and an active felony warrant.

The PCSD said Amanda Alvarez, 38, was shot inside a trailer in the 4700 block of West Camino Tierra on Saturday, March 3.

"As the deputies were clearing the trailer,  Alvarez attacked them both utilizing Counter Assault® Bear Deterrent, a form of Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray intended for use only on bears," the PCSD said in a news release. "Alvarez was shot following this attack."

The PCSD said Alvarez was involved in an attempted stabbing of a deputy a week before the shooting.

Deputies were called to the trailer for a domestic disturbance and were told Alvarez had hit someone with a board.

The deputy who shot Alvarez is Samuel Herrera and he's been with the PCSD for 1 1/2 years.

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