TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Tucson Police Department is investigating an officer involved shooting in midtown on Saturday.
On Monday, April 30 TPD released the names of the officers involved in the shooting as Sergeant David Hill, an almost 14-year veteran of the TPD and Officer Melissa Ayun, a 12.5-year veteran of the TPD.
The incident began when officers responded to a 911 call about people arguing at an apartment complex near 811 East Prince Road around 1 a.m.
Officers responded to the apartment and heard a woman yelling inside, TPD said. Officers requested that the woman leave the apartment and police said they detained a man who was inside. While officers were detaining the individual another man appeared from inside the apartment and caused a confrontation with officers, TPD said.
TPD said the two officers fired their weapons at the man and he was struck multiple times. The officers requested the assistance of additional officers and began rendering aid to the man, TPD said.
Paramedics responded to the scene and took over treatment. The man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, TPD said.
Detectives from the Tucson Police Department responded to the apartment to continue the investigation.
TPD said the Office of Professional Standards is conducting a separate investigation to examine the actions of department personnel, which is protocol in all officer involved shootings, TPD said.