Tucson police looking for suspect in U of A Officer and K-9 assault

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By courtesy Tucson Police Department By courtesy Tucson Police Department
By courtesy Tucson Police Department By courtesy Tucson Police Department

TUCSON -- The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect in the Friday, May 28 assault of a University of Arizona Officer and K-9.

Tucson police were called to a business on Broadway near Campbell on reports of an officer struck by a vehicle. 

According to police a UAPD officer and his service dog were at the business when the dog alerted on a box being brought into the business by a man. 

The UA officer reports being injured during a struggle when the officer attempted to detain the suspect as he fled to his vehicle and backed out of the parking lot dragging the officer and his dog onto Broadway.  

Witnesses helped the injured officers and provided a description of the suspect and his vehicle. 

The vehicle was found abandoned several blocks away. 

The suspect is described as a Black male, 6’3” to 6’4”, weighing approximately 250 pounds, with a muscular build and shaved head, wearing a white shirt and jeans.

Another suspect fled the scene on foot.

The officer sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.  The service dog was taken to an animal hospital with injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who may information about the suspects is encouraged to call 88-Crime or 911.