Tucson Security Guard Shoots, Kills Man After Knife Attack

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TUCSON – Tucson Police are investigating the shooting death of 49-year-old David Reed that occurred Saturday evening in Midtown Tucson.

According to the Tucson Police Department, on July 25, 2020, just before 9:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting at an apartment complex in the 3800 block of East Fort Lowell Road.

When officers arrived at the scene, they were directed to a specific apartment where they spoke with an armed security guard who advised he was involved in the shooting.

At the apartment, officers found Mr. Reed, with obvious signs of gunshot trauma and a knife on the ground near him.

Homicide detectives learned the armed security guard was hired by the apartment complex and was on duty that evening. The guard was conducting a security check on a vacant apartment when he heard voices inside. The guard made contact with two people at the front door of the apartment, Mr. Reed and an adult female. As he began to detain the female, a confrontation ensued between Mr. Reed and the guard. Detectives believe that Mr. Reed was armed with a knife during the confrontation and the guard shot him.

The security guard suffered minor injuries.

Detectives spoke with the guard and the adult female the night of the incident.

No arrests have been made at this time. Detectives are continuing their investigation.

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