Man shoots deputy; deputy kills man
Pima Sheriff's deputy recovering well after incident at a convenience storyPhoto: Video by kgun9.com
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - There's a deputy wounded and a suspect dead after an incident late Saturday. It happened in a deadly few seconds at a Circle K at Romero and Wetmore.
When someone there called in about a suspicious man with a gun, Deputy Jesus Davila rushed over to check things out. Soon customers were running for cover.
Someone reported Alvin McBride in the store, with a gun.
When Pima County Sheriff's Deputy Jesus Davila confronted him, there was a struggle, then a shot. The bullet hit Deputy Davila in the leg.
Both men ended up wrestling hand to hand on the floor when the deputy managed to get to his gun and shoot Mc Bride.
That wild and dangerous scene started about 10:55. When we told Jose Bojorquez about it, he said, whoa, I was there about 10:45, just buying a candy bar.
"Wow. I could have got caught in the middle of that, huh? It's just crazy."
Mc Bride is no stranger to guns, or law enforcement.
He spent 18 years in state prison for kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated assault and weapons charges.
KGUN9 News found only minor charges against him in the six years since he got out of prison.
But when we showed his mug shot, it was easy to find people who'd seen him in the neighborhood.
Jonathan Hicks told us: "I would never imagine him pulling out a gun on anybody but I didn't know him that well, like I said, he just came and got food and that was about it. He was just a regular customer to me."
By Sunday afternoon Deputy Davila was well enough to leave the hospital. While he recovers, he'll be on paid leave while investigators do the mandatory investigation to decide if he was justified to shoot.
Sheriff's Deputy Tracy Suitt says, "We have the shooting team that comes out and they do their investigation and interview all the people who were witnesses to all this and they take it from there."