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Pima County Sheriff's deputy shot in Tucson dies

Posted at 5:56 PM, Nov 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-20 16:11:09-05

TUCSON, AZ — A deputy with the Pima County Sheriff's Department who was shot in the head in Tucson Thursday has died, officials confirmed.

"At the request of the deputy's family, we are not releasing any further details at this time," PCSD said Saturday.

On Thursday, Pima County Sheriff's deputies were working a critical incident in Tucson near Palo Verde Road and Julian Drive when a deputy was shot in the head.

Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos told ABC15 the deputy didn't answer his radio and deputies were sent to see what was wrong.

The deputy, who was reportedly not on call, was found in a vehicle with a gunshot wound.

He was transported to the hospital in critical condition and his wife and other family members were notified.

PCSD says there are no suspects and no active threat to the community.

No other details have been released by PCSD about this incident.

Stay with ABC15 as we continue to update this story with the latest details.