UPDATE: Man dies following officer-involved shooting
TUCSON(KGUN9-TV) - One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday night on Tucson's southside.
Tucson police responded to a report of a man and woman physically fighting near the parking lot of the El Pueblo Center, located at 101 West Irvington Road, just after 7:00 p.m. Saturday, according to Sgt. Chris Widmer with the Tucson Police Department.
Once on scene, Sgt. Will Corrales noticed that the man had a handgun in his waistband, Widmer said.
Corrales and his partner Officer Jesus Tapia gave verbal commands to the man, but he didn't comply.
At one point, the man began walking towards the officers and removed the gun from his waistband, according to Widmer.
Both Corrales and Tapia fired their weapons and struck the man, Widmer says.
The officers then began administering first aid to the man while they waited for emergency medical personnel from the Tucson Fire Department.
Widmer tells KGUN9 that the man, 22-year-old Freddy Batt Sosa, died at the scene.
Homicide detectives responded to the scene a short time later to conduct an investigation. They discovered that the woman involved in the altercation was Sosa's sister.
Currently, detectives are continuing the investigation into the cause of the initial altercation. Plus, officers are conduction an internal investigation to determine whether the responding officers followed the proper procedures.
Sgt. Corrales is a 16-year-old veteran of the Tucson Police Department and Officer Tapia was hired by TPD in Sept. 2012, according to Widmer.
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