Midtown Shootout: 9OYS obtains 911 calls
A security guard claims he's the victim in a shootout at a midtown apartment complex. 9OYS obtains the 911 calls that sheds more light on the case.Photo: Video by kgun9.com
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -- An update to the shootout between a Tucson security guard and another man last month at a midtown apartment complex. 9OYS has obtained the 9-1-1 calls from that night. The security guard says he was a victim and the calls seem to back up his claim.
At the Bella Vista Townhouse Complex a security guard with Valley Protective responds to a noise complaint. But the guard says those responsible tried to run him over with their car after he approached them.
A 911 dispatcher received this call, "I have an officer at Bella Vista who was almost struck by a vehicle."
The security company told 9OYS that 20 minutes later, one of the suspects returned with a gun and without warning opened fire.
Who fired and how many shots? The 9-1-1 calls shed some light on that. "I heard 10 gunshots outside," said one caller. Dispatchers received another call, "There's a black guy walking around outside the complex. He just like fired off 9 rounds."
9OYS has learned the security guard is not black. And when the bullets stopped flying, another 9-1-1 call came in. "Somebody got shot in the back of the apartments," said the caller.
The security company says the guard shot back in self defense -- striking the suspect in the leg.
And then the last 9-1-1 reveals words between the man and the security guard. "My wife said that she heard someone say out in front of our house. I didn't fire at you. i shot in the air," said the caller.
It's still unclear what exactly provoked the shootout. Police are not naming the security guard or the man shot in the leg. TPD told 9OYS that detectives will be taking the case to the Pima County attorney's Office this week.