Police ID man found fatally wounded in car
A man who died after being found inside a car with gunshot wounds Monday in a north-side neighborhood has been identified, police said Wednesday.
Henry Amado, 46, of Tucson, was found in the 200 block of East Yavapai Road, east of North Stone Avenue, after police received a 911 call shortly after 1 p.m. to check on a man "slumped over the wheel" inside a car, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson Police Department spokesman. He was found inside an orange Volkswagen hatchback.
Amado was taken to a hospital, where he died a short time later.
Detectives are investigating the case as a homicide.
Bisbee officer shoots man on motorcycle
A man on a motorcycle who fled from officers is in custody after being shot by Bisbee police Tuesday night, authorities said.
The shooting took place in the Naco area near the U.S.-Mexico border.
The incident began when Bisbee police tried to pull over the man riding a motorcycle on Naco Highway, Cochise County sheriff's spokeswoman Carol Capas said.
Officers knew there was an order of protection taken out by a woman against the man, who was reportedly trying to make contact with the woman at the time, Capas said. The woman called police saying the man was following her on a motorcycle.
Officers saw the man following the woman and attempted to make a traffic stop.
The motorcyclist sped away at high speed, Capas said. At one point the motorcycle rider turned around on a road and drove back toward the officers, who were stopped on the road.
At that point an officer fired two times at the motorcyclist.
The man then drove off, but a short time later abandoned the motorcycle and ran to a home in Naco, Capas said. A resident of the home called 911 about the injured man. Bisbee police identified the man as the motorcyclist.
The man was treated and released from a Tucson hospital. Charges are pending against him, Capas said.
Initial reports said the man shot at officers, but additional information released later Wednesday made no mention of the man firing at police.
Store robber dons Virgin Mary hoodie
A gunman clad in a hoodie featuring the Virgen de Guadalupe on the back is being sought in connection with a convenience store robbery committed in front of several customers, officials said.
The gunman robbed the Circle K on West Valencia Road at South Camino de la Tierra on Tucson's southwest side about 8:30 p.m. Monday. Clad in a dark hoodie, the gunman used a red bandanna to cover his face, the Pima County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.
A surveillance video shows a man waiting at the register during the robbery and a handful of people coming into the store during the heist, including a woman with a young girl walking in to the store as the gunman walks out.
The robber, believed to be in his late teens to early 20s, might be linked to two other robberies, the release said.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
Staff and AP reports