Tucson Police kill man brandishing hockey stick

The man that was shot on May 21, 2014, by Tucson police has been identified as 28-year old Michael Duncklee.

The officers involved in the shooting were Officer Robert Soeder, a 14-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department and Officer Allan Meyer, a 2-year veteran. Both officers are assigned to Operations Division Midtown.

On May 21, 2014, at 11:14 p.m., Tucson Police Department officers responded to an apartment complex located at 3810 East Monte Vista Drive in reference to a trespassing call. The landlord for the complex advised 911 that she had recently evicted the tenants of an apartment and there were now people inside that apartment and she wanted them removed.

Two officers responded to the call. According to police, they knocked on the front door of the apartment and announced themselves as Tucson police officers. After receiving no response, the officers entered the apartment through the unlocked front door. As they were checking the apartment for any occupants, they came across a closed bedroom door.

The Police Department statement says that the officers again identified themselves as Tucson police officers. Officers claimed that Duncklee then exited the bedroom door and brandished a hockey stick. There was a confrontation and the two officers fired their weapons, striking Duncklee.

The officers immediately determined that there was a female inside the bedroom who had been injured by gunshot trauma. It was apparent her injuries were received when the officers fired their weapons at Duncklee. Duncklee was transported to a local area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The female was transported to a local area hospital where she was treated and released.

Detectives from the Homicide Unit and the Office of Internal Affairs responded to continue the investigation.

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