UPDATE: Belt saves officer, police ID suspect accused of shooting at them

UPDATE: Belt saves officer, police ID suspect accused of shooting at them
Source: TPD
Source: TPD
Roy King was arrested on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (Source: Tucson Police).
Roy King was arrested on four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (Source: Tucson Police).

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Tucson Police Department released new information about an officer-involved shooting on the east side of Tucson Friday night.

Two officers were shot at during a domestic violence investigation near 22nd and Old Spanish Trail, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan, a department spokesman.

One officer was struck in the belt by a bullet.

"We could be investigating the death of an officer out here," said Dugan. "These are extremely serious and sometimes...people don't know exactly what we have to respond to and this was one of those situations."

TPD said the shooting occurred after they got a call out to a domestic violence situation at a bar near Broadway Blvd and Camino Seco around 9:45 p.m.

An update from TPD Saturday evening stated that a man was there with his mother and stepfather. The caller stated that the stepfather, 51-year-old Roy King, pulled out a handgun and threatened him and a friend.

King left the area for a home in the 700 block of south Hermosa Hills, according to TPD.

Saturday night's update stated officers found King's truck in the driveway and heard him shouting at them from the backyard. King fired his handgun, according to police.

The release stated officers returned fire at him. There were no reported injuries and King was taken into custody.

Police Chief Chris Magnus shared pictures of the officer's belt that stopped the bullet.

As officers investigate the crime, TPD's Office of Professional Standards is investigating the officers' actions. The internal investigation is standard protocol.

King was booked into the Pima County Jail on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon for what happened at the bar, and two more counts of the same charge for what happened at the home.

The department identified the officers involved in the shooting as Officer Nathan Stout and Officer Steven Clark. Both have been with the department for a year and a half, according to TPD.

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