Officer-involved shooting suspect in custody
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A local civilian aids in the capture of an officer-involved shooting suspect.
According to the Tucson Police Department, an officer-involved shooting took place near Glenn and Alvernon just before 2:00 a.m. this morning. Tonight, the suspect is now in custody with the help of an eye-witness.
Officer Eric Altman made a traffic stop this morning on the 2700 block of North Alvernon Way. Two men were inside the car and the passenger refused to cooperate and keep his hands in the officer's line of view. The passenger, identified as Jason Brown, 35, then exited the vehicle against Officer Altman's orders and a confrontation ensued. Altman fired a shot at Brown; he was not struck and fled on foot.
A civilian heard the gunshot and saw Altman chasing Brown. The civilian tackled the suspect and Altman detained him. The driver left the scene in the car but later turned himself in at the scene and was released by police.
A criminal investigation continues as to the circumstances that led to the shooting. Officer Altman is on administrative leave while the case is ongoing.
Brown was arrested for one count of Unlawful Possession of a Narcotic Drug, according to police.