TPD: Man seriously injured in officer involved shooting on Wedne - Tucson News Now

TPD: Man seriously injured in officer involved shooting on Wednesday

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

One person is recovering from serious injuries after an officer involved shooting on Wednesday, April 4. 

Around 8:00 p.m. residents in the 1300 block of North Falcon Ridge Drive called police to report a neighbor disturbance, according to a media release from the Tucson Police Department .

TPD said when officers arrived at the residence they located two men, later identified as a father and son, struggling over a handgun. TPD said officers gave  commands to the men to drop the weapon, but the handgun was fired.

One officer discharged his firearm, striking one of the men (the adult son), TPD said.

TPD said officers began rendering aid to the man until paramedics arrived. 

The man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Detectives responded to the scene to continue the investigation, TPD said.

TPD said representatives from the department’s Critical Incident Review Board will evaluate the response to this incident.

The officer involved in the shooting was identified as officer Gustavo Castro, a three-and-a-half-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department.

The man is still receiving treatment at the hospital, TPD said.

The man's name and any pending charges are being withheld until he is discharged from the hospital, TPD said. 

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