A subject was injured during a dangerous foot pursuit involving SVPD
CREATED Sep 9, 2012
Web Producer: Taylor Avey
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A subject threatened Sierra Vista police officers with deadly force during a foot pursuit.
At around 4:00 p.m. Saturday, a Sierra Vista Police officer recognized a subject who the officer believed had warrants, according to Cpl. Scott Borgstadt with the Sierra Vista Police Department.
After confirming with SVPD that the subject did in fact have outstanding warrants, the officer attempted to approach the subject near Avenida Escula and Fry Blvd.
Borgstadt tells KGUN9 that a foot pursuit began during the officers attempt to make contact with the subject.
Witnesses stated that they saw the subject pull out two handguns during the foot pursuit.
More officers responded to assist in the foot pursuit and the subject was tracked to the 3700 block of Sparrow Drive in Sierra Vista, Ariz., according to Borgstadt.
Officers attempted to arrest the subject who then ducked into the backyard of a resident on Sparrow Drive and pointed a gun at the officers.
At the threat of deadly force, an officer fired at the subject.
The subject sustained a gun shot wound to the hip and was airlifted to a Tucson hospital.
No officers were injured during the pursuit.
The subject had two outstanding warrants, one out of SVPD for failure to comply with a DUI charge, and another out of Pima County for probation violation.
The name of the suspect is not being released at this time due to an ongoing investigation and the notification of family members.