Armed man,26, shot by Tucson Police sergeant in plainclothes

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According to reports, a Tucson police sergeant shot a man near an apartment complex Friday.

The man was identified by the police as 26-year-old Zachary Lee.

According to a Tuscan Police Department release, officers were working in plainclothes near Swan Road and 29th Street and driving unmarked police vehicles Friday at about 2:30 p.m.

Lee was seen on footage walking by nine-year veteran Sgt. Lorence Jove’s vehicle and a brief interaction ensued, reports states.

According to the Tucson Police, Lee pulled out a semi-automatic handgun, and the both men exchanged gunfire before Lee fled toward a nearby apartment complex across the street.

Responding officers located Lee at the apartment complex and noticed Lee had gunshot injuries, he was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that were not considered life-threatening, reports states.

Police from the department will investigate the shooting, and a separate investigation will be carry out to examine the actions of Police Department personnel, which is standard protocol in all officer-involved shootings, the release stated.

According to reports, Lee was booked into Pima County Jail and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm within the city limits, upon release from the hospital.