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Police: Kidnapping suspect had gun before being shot

January 31, 2020 GMT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police are releasing more details about the fatal shooting of a kidnapping suspect in Tucson.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has identified four deputies who fired their guns at 39-year-old Robert Cocio, who died Wednesday.

They are Gilbert Caudillo, David Hughes, Geoffrey Barber and Alex Jansen. Authorities say Cocio kidnapped a man from a house, drove him around and then took his car before police spotted it. The kidnapping victim was unharmed.

Police tried to pull Cocio over but he barricaded himself in the car. Police say they were negotiating with Cocio when they noticed he had a gun.

Cocio refused to put it down and several officers from different agencies fired their weapons. Cocio died on scene.