Tucson crime report: Aircraft laser arrest; PCSD shooting; Wanted man

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 20-year-old man for pointing a bright green laser at their aircraft.   Several commercial planes were targeted by a green laser Tuesday near Ryan Airfield.

When deputies were targeted last night in the same area, they used their infrared video camera to hone in on the beam's origin.

Patrol units found the laser, and charged Alama Jeffs with two counts of endangerment.

It's unclear if Jeffs was behind the earlier incidents involving passenger planes, but the FBI is now investigating.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The man shot at his home Wednesday by a sheriff's deputy is expected to survive.

Gerald Jensen is accused of assaulting Sergeant Thomas Holz after units responded to a fire at Jensen's house.

Jensen allegedly took Sergeant Holz's Taser and beat him with it before Thomas shot him.

Sergeant Holz suffered only minor injuries, and the investigation is ongoing.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The sheriff is asking for help locating a man caught by a security camera robbing a Quik Mart customer at gunpoint after stealing two cases of beer.

The suspect tried to shoot his victim after robbing him, but the gun wouldn't fire.

It happened July 5, at the Quik Mart on East Benson Highway.

The suspect left in a maroon SUV.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME