- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting involving two Tucson officers who were injured (all times local):

1:49 p.m.

Tucson police say an officer who shot is progressing but remains in critical condition.

Officer Jorge Tequida was shot in the shoulder area but the round went into his chest during a shootout with a suspect on the city’s south side on Thursday. Police said on Friday that Tequida is in critical but stable condition and is making progress.

The suspect, 27-year-old Jose Barron Gomez, was wanted on a felony warrant and died.

Officer Doug Wilfert, who was shot in the leg, is doing well.

Police haven’t released the details of how the incident unfolded but say the officers were attempting to arrest the suspect before gunfire was exchanged.


Tucson police have identified a man killed during an exchange of gunfire that left two police officers wounded.

Police say 27-year-old Jose Barron Gomez was the man fatally wounded in an apartment Thursday morning as the officers sought to take him into custody on a felony arrest warrant for aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument.

Officer Jorge Tequida remains hospitalized. He was shot in the shoulder and police said the round went through his arm and into his chest.

Officer Doug Wilfert was released from the hospital Thursday after being treated for a leg wound.

The officers were both wearing protective vests. They’re members of a special unit that tracks down wanted suspects.

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