On May 15 around 10 a.m., Oro Valley Police officers were driving through an apartment complex at 450 W. Cool Drive on an unrelated matter when they heard a gunshot and saw a male subject in the parking lot with a rifle, hiding behind a truck.

Officers took cover and ordered the subject to drop the rifle, but he refused.

Officers heard additional shots, and upon approaching the subject, they reported he had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Other ammunition was found as well.

The motive of the individual is unknown and the investigation is ongoing. No officers or other members of the public sustained any injuries.

The man's name has not been released pending next of kin notification

If anyone from the public has any additional information on this case, you are asked to call OVPD at (520) 229-4900.

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But according to OV Councilmen Zinkin and Garner, there is no crime in Oro Valley. Who knows what this guy with the gun was planning on doing, and what he would have done without these officers bravely confronting him.

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