TUCSON, AZ — The Tucson Police Department has confirmed four people, including a constable, were killed in a shooting Thursday morning.
One of the victims was Pima County Justice Precinct 8 Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay, appointed to the vacant position by the Board of Supervisors earlier this year in March.
Police say Martinez-Garibay and an employee of the complex, 28-year-old Angela Fox-Heath, were serving an eviction notice to a tenant when the shooting happened.
According to police, the eviction notice was being served against 24-year-old Gavin Lee Stansell. When the two contacted Stansell, Fox-Heath was shot and killed by him. As police responded, Martinez-Garibay was eventually found inside an apartment shot and killed.
Police say Stansell also shot and killed a neighbor, 25-year-old Elijah Miranda, before eventually killing himself.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors at its March 15 meeting appointed Deborah Martinez-Garibay to fill the vacant constable position in Justice Precinct 8. Martinez-Garibay, an Army veteran and Tucson native, was appointed on a 4-0 vote with one abstention. pic.twitter.com/rKfRyowWxj— Official Pima County (@pimaarizona) March 15, 2022
Governor Doug Ducey sent a release Thursday night saying that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff Friday in order to honor Martinez-Garibay and other innocent lives lost.