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Arizona police shoot suspect armed with replica gun and knife.

edited 27 Apr 2016 in Thin Blue Line
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Tucson police released video of an officer-involved shooting in which a suspect pulled a replica gun on officers, Tucson News Now reported.

The March 15 incident occurred when police received calls that the suspect, 41-year-old Carlos Alegria, was armed with a knife and acting aggressive to workers in a neighborhood. When officers arrived, Alegria pulled out his replica, later found to be a BB gun.

Responding Officers Mark Molina, a 19-year veteran, and Gary Rosebeck, an 8-year veteran, shot Alegria then immediately grabbed a first aid kit to help stop the bleeding.

Alegria was taken to a hospital and treated for his wounds. He faces three counts of aggravated assault and five counts of disorderly conduct.

Both officers are working while the investigation continues.


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