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    Police Beat

    TPD detain two men suspected of firing at officer

    Police assisted Tucson Fire Department with a call regarding a fight involving a gun Feb. 8 at 12:50 a.m.

    Police arrived at the 7-Eleven at 1750 E. Speedway Blvd. On scene, they made contact with a witness who saw the vehicle flee the scene. While talking to the witness, another woman approached officers, saying that there were people fighting with guns at Wendy’s, 3643 N Campbell Ave. When police arrived at the scene there, the suspect was gone. Witnesses described the man and his car, which matched the descriptions given at the 7-eleven.

    While going to a patrol area near Kino Parkway and Broadway Boulevard, an officer noticed a car matching the suspected car’s description in the parking lot on the southwest corner of the intersection. The car began to move southbound on Kino Parkway. The officer followed, requesting back up.

    At the Kino Parkway and 22nd Street intersection, the car ran through a red light. The cop turned on his overhead lights and proceeded to follow the car. The car slowed down, almost stopping, and the officer turned off the overhead lights because he did not want to make contact without a second unit.

    After the car slowed down, the officer saw a “”muzzle flash”” from the passenger side of the vehicle followed by the sound of a gunshot. There was a pause for a few seconds, and then four to six more shots were fired from the car.

    After the shots were fired, the officer got out of his car and stood behind it for cover. The vehicle then left the scene at a high speed. The officer was not injured and his car was not his by any bullets.

    The officer proceeded southbound on Kino Parkway, approaching Interstate-10. Tucson Police Department responded to the area where the bullets were fired to look for casings. None were found.

    TPD informed UAPD that the car had been pulled over on Ft. Lowell Road. No guns or bullet casings were found in the vehicle. The officer responded to the area where the car had been pulled over to identify it as the vehicle that he had seen the gunshots come from. Because it was dark where the shots were fired and the vehicle resembled the one he had seen earlier, he could not positively identify it without a doubt.

    The two men in the car were taken into custody and the case was turned over to TPD for further inspection.

    Man and woman cited for alcohol

    Two people were cited and released for alcohol charges Feb. 8 at midnight.

    While on patrol, an officer saw a vehicle in a lot closed off to business on Sixth Street. Inside the vehicle, the officer saw a man and a woman.

    The officer noticed an open bottle of Smirnoff Ice in the console next to the woman in the driver’s seat. There was also a 12-pack of Budweiser on the back seat floorboard. Neither person was 21-years-old or older.

    The woman told the officer that she gave a woman she knew money, and the other woman had bought her the alcohol. She said that she had not been drinking the beverage in the open container. The woman was given a breath test, which had negative results for alcohol.

    The woman told the officer he could search her car. The officer found the 12-pack of Budweiser bottles, two bottles of grapefruit gin, six cans of sparks, and eight bottles of Smirnoff Ice.

    The man, who was in the passenger seat, told the officer that the Sparks and Smirnoff Ice were his.

    Both people were cited and released for being minors in possession of alcohol.

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