A police officer and two other people were killed after gunfire erupted during an evacuation in Arizona on Thursday, according to local media.
Police officer Deborah Martinez was serving an eviction at Lind Commons, 3493 E Lind Road in Tucson when she was killed, her colleague Bennett Bernal confirmed.
Two others were killed, but their names have not yet been confirmed by Tucson police.
Someone who lived in the apartment shot a person standing outside through a window.
After that, the resident went outside and continued to shoot the same person, who was not Constable Martinez, Deputy Chief Constable Bill Lake said.
KOLD reported that the resident being evicted killed the housing manager and Martinez before turning the gun on himself.
Martinez’s car was parked at the complex with her purse and personal phone.
According to court documents for the eviction listed at the address, the person targeted for eviction was Gavin Lee Stansell, Tucson.com reported.
Pima County Judicial Court records show that a hearing on his case was held on Monday, August 22.
The eviction order was issued on August 23.
“Prayers today go to the fallen police officer,” read a Facebook post from the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Arizona.
“It’s a sad day in Pima County.”
The TPD said the complex had been evacuated while the investigation continued.
The scene is still very active but police have said the threat is over and no arrests have been made.
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