TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A man was taken to a hospital after an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday, March 28, in Tucson has been identified as 41-year-old Cisco Castillo.
According to Tucson Police Department spokesman Sgt. Pete Dugan, four officers fired at the suspect, hitting him at least once.
No officers were hurt in the incident.
Police who were investigating a report of an armed robbery at a Viva Burrito on Irvington Road found the suspect at the Campbell Terrace apartment complex, 4750 S. Campbell Avenue, south of Benson Highway.
Castillo forced his way into an apartment after being shot, Dugan said.
A woman and her daughter who were in the apartment hid in a closet. Police were able to rescue the two, who escaped through a window.
The SWAT team and negotiators were called in and the suspect ultimately surrendered.
Dugan said Castillo suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
During the investigation, detectives interviewed victims and witnesses as well as collected multiple pieces of evidence from the different scenes. It was determined that the gun Castillo was carrying was an all-black CO2 replica handgun (P-23 Gamo). According to the TPD, detectives were also able to determine that Castillo was linked to at least seven additional robberies over the past two months.
Once Castillo is discharged, he will be booked into the Pima County Jail on numerous felony charges, which will be released after his booking.
The Office of Professional Standards is conducting a separate and parallel administrative investigation to examine the actions of department personnel. This is standard protocol in all officer-involved shootings. Additionally, representatives from the department's Critical Incident Review Board (CIRB) will evaluate the response to this incident.
The officers who discharged their firearms are as follows:
Officer Anthony Gutierrez – 19-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department
Officer Juan Caquias – 17-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department
Officer Alex Quiroz – 10-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department
Officer Arturo Hernandez – 3-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to call 88-CRIME, you can remain anonymous.