On Thursday, August 25, four people were killed in what was probably a triple murder-suicide at an apartment building in midtown Tucson.
Around 11 a.m., according to the Tucson Police Department, officers were summoned to the Lind Commons Apartments at 3493 East Lind Road.
An eviction notice was given by an apartment manager and Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay when the shooting allegedly took place, according to various reports. Read the full story.
Tucson shooting: What happens exactly?
According to sources, the tenant who was being kicked out of the apartment killed Martinez-Garibay, the manager, and a neighbour before killing himself.
The TPD stated that the scene is secure and that no suspects are being held, while being unable to corroborate the specifics.
Only Martinez-Garibay had been identified as of Thursday night at 8 p.m.
Victims of Tucson shooting
Four persons, including a constable, were confirmed dead in a shooting by the Tucson Police Department this morning.
Pima County Justice Precinct 8 Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay, who was chosen by the Board of Supervisors to fill the vacancy earlier this year in March, was one of the victims.
According to the police, the incident occurred as Martinez-Garibay and a building staffer were delivering an eviction notice to a tenant. The worker passed away.
Police suspect that the shooter also perished in the incident.
The identity of the third victim is not yet known.
An investigation is being conducted into this occurrence.
Martinez-Garibay: victim of Tucson shooting
Martinez-Garibay was a beloved Tucson resident who served in the U.S. Army. She enlisted following September 11 and served for almost 20 years before being hurt while serving in Afghanistan.
She oversaw the Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans programme in 2020. When the nonprofit distributed Walmart gift cards to veterans and their families to aid during the pandemic, KOLD spoke with her.
Martinez-Garibay was recognised for her efforts in 2019 and given a car from the Recycled Ride programme.
Martinez-Garibay oversaw the PGA Hope Tucson chapter in 2017 and 2018. The programme aimed to unite golf professionals and disabled veterans from the armed forces.
At the time, Martinez-Garibay observed, “The main thing that I am witnessing is more than they are delighted about learning the game of golf, they are happy to have the social interaction with other veterans.”
The flags at all state buildings in Arizona were ordered to fly at half-staff on Friday in remembrance of the victims of the tragic shooting.
Democratic Martinez-Garibay was chosen as a constable in March 2022. On November 8th, she was slated to face off against Republican Bill Lake.
Response To Tucson Shooting
Social media was flooded with messages of sympathy for Martinez’s family. Some of those comments are listed below.
“Our state is mourning the loss of Constable Deborah Martinez. She devoted her life to serving others and her community, whether it was while serving in the U.S. Army or as a constable for Pima County.
Constable Martinez, a native of Tucson, will be remembered for the respect and dignity with which she treated people. Her friends, family, and the others who perished in today’s awful events are in our thoughts and prayers.
Police updates on Tucson shooting
On Thursday, August 25, a police officer shot a suspect at the Circle K near the intersection of Park Avenue and Bilby Road in Tucson.
The investigation into an officer-involved shooting was verified by the Tucson Police Department.
The SWAT squad and investigators were keeping tabs on a man when he made his way to the petrol station, according to Sgt. Richard Grandillas. As he exited the store, they attempted to stop him, but he allegedly pulled a gun, which prompted the officers to shoot him.
Authorities reported that the individual passed away there.
No officers or bystanders were hurt.
Sheriff’s deputies are in charge of the Pima Regional Critical Incident Team’s investigation into the shooting.
According to the TPD, Park and Bilby will be closed for a while.
Remington on Tucson shooting
On November 29, 2021, Remington, a four-year Tucson Police Department veteran, was providing security at the Walmart close to Midvale Park and Valencia Road.
An employee at the store reported to Remington that 61-year-old Richard Lee Richards, who was used a mobility scooter, had stolen a toolbox.
Richards was pursued by the worker and Remington, who requested a receipt. After saying “Here’s your receipt,” Richards drew a knife and continued walking. You’ll have to shoot me, Richards said, if you want me to put down the knife.
Just as Richards entered the garden department of a local Lowe’s Home Improvement shop, Stephanie Taylor, another officer, arrived.
Richards disobeyed Remington’s order to stay away from the store’s door. Richards was then hit nine times by gunfire from Remington, and he lost control of his scooter. Richards expired there and then.
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