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.