Apr 12, 2014 11:16 AM by Scott Oathout

Police identify suspect in officer-involved shooting

TUCSON- Police have identified 36-year-old Michael Castillo as the suspect who was involved in an officer-involved shooting Friday night.

According to Tucson Police Sergeant Pete Dugan, officers were preparing to serve a weapons related search warrant on an apartment in the 2600 block of North 14th Avenue around 7:30 p.m., when officers saw Castillo exit the residence.

After officers attempted to make contact with Castillo, he fled on foot into the apartment complex.

Dugan says a confrontation occurred with multiple shots being fired between Castillo and officers.

Castillo was struck multiple times and transported to the hospital in stable condition.

No officers were injured during the confrontation.

Dugan says detectives from the Homicide Unit, Night Detectives Unit, Gang Unit and the Office of Internal Affairs responded to continue the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.


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