A law enforcement officer and a suspect were among four people killed in Arizona on Thursday after the officer attempted to issue an eviction notice, authorities said.
Tucson Police Sgt. Richard Gradillas identified the officer in a statement as Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay, 43.
He has not identified the suspect or the two other people who died.
The officer and a complex employee served the message in an apartment complex northeast of downtown Tucson when shots were fired shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, Gradillas said.
Authorities were investigating and additional details were not immediately available, Gradillas said.
In a statementSharon Bronson, the chairman of Pima County’s Board of Supervisors, said agents are performing “a difficult and important job for the people of this county.”
“They often come across people who are the most vulnerable and emotional, but they all carry out their duties with professionalism and compassion.
“I am heartbroken by this terrible tragedy and I will keep Constable Martinez and everyone who knew and loved her in my thoughts,” Bronson said.