- Associated Press - Monday, May 30, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Tucson police say officers shot a bicyclist after he fired a gun at them following getting treatment for a minor injury.

Sgt. Kimberly Bay says that about 11:15 a.m. Monday, police came to help a man who had fallen off a bicycle on Columbus Boulevard near East Fairmount Street. Bay says the officers called paramedics, who treated the man.

Bay says that just as the officers were getting ready to leave, the man pulled out a handgun. The man fired the gun as he and the officers struggled.

Bay says one officer shot his gun in response, hitting the man, who shortly after was taken into custody. She says officers called back the paramedics, who took the man to Banner University Medical Center.

Bay says the man had life-threatening injuries.

The Tucson Police Department is investigating the shooting.


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