Man injured in deputy-involved shooting in Tucson faces charges

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Jose Silva (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) Jose Silva (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

Authorities say a man who was injured in a deputy-involved shooting in Tucson faces four charges in connection with the Jan. 28 incident.

Jose Silva, 26, was booked into jail on two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer with a firearm and two counts of unlawful flight from law enforcement.

Deputies were called to a home to investigate threats related to domestic violence.

Silva had left the home before deputies got there but they found him driving a vehicle but he refused to stop when they tried pulling him over.

He then put the vehicle in reverse, almost hitting the deputies and sped off, according to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

Silva led deputies to a dead-end on West Drexel Road.

He got out of the vehicle and began running from both deputies. As he continued running, he shot at the pursuing deputies, investigators said.

One of the deputies shot back, hitting Silva multiple times in his left arm.

Both deputies immediately rendered aid and called for an ambulance.

No deputies were injured. This investigation is ongoing.  

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