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Man accused of shooting at Tucson police officer now jailed

September 6, 2021 GMT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man accused of shooting at a Tucson police officer last month is back in jail after earlier being released without bond.

Zachary Oscar Lee, 26, was released by a Tucson City Court judge on pretrial release with no bond after the suspect’s arrest last month.

Police Chief Chris Magnus told Tucson TV station KOLD that it was outrageous that Lee was released without bond.

A hearing was held last Friday to reconsider the bond amount. Lee was ordered back in custody with a $75,000 bond.

Police say Lee approached a plain-clothed officer sitting in an unmarked vehicle on Aug. 20 and allegedly fired a shot before running into an apartment complex.

Pima County prosecutors say Lee is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and discharge of a firearm.

It was unclear Sunday if Lee has an attorney who can speak on his behalf about the case.