Pima County Attorney sides with SWAT in fatal raid - KGUN9 On Your Side, Tucson News, Weather & Sports
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima County Attorney's Office has cleared the SWAT team of any wrongdoing in their use of deadly force against Jose Guerena. The 26-year-old former Marine was shot and killed May 5 while Pima Co. Sheriff's SWAT was serving a search warrant on his home.
A report by the Attorney's Office sided with the SWAT team, saying when they opened fire on Jose Guerena, they weren't breaking the law. SWAT's attorney Mike Storie told KGUN9 News he wasn't worried about any criminal charges being filed.
"A close examination of the rifle revealed it appeared to have been damaged by being fired upon from such an angle that it must have been pointed toward officers."
"The officers were mistaken in believing Mr. Guerena fired at them. However, when Mr. Guerena raised the ar-15 semi-automatic assault rifle in their direction, they needed to take immediate action to stop the deadly threat against them."