TUCSON – The victim of Monday night’s midtown shooting was identified by Tucson Police Department Tuesday evening.
At around 6 p.m. Monday, Tucson Police Department received a report about an exchange of gunfire between security guards and a man, later identified as 24-year-old Anthony Garrett. TPD said the incident, which took place at a business located at 5210 E. Williams Circle, resulted in the death of the 24-year-old.
After further investigation, TPD learned that Garrett was romantically involved with one of the employees of a business in the complex. The two recently ended their relationship.
Last Wednesday, authorities said Garrett broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment armed and threatened her with a gun. A warrant was made for his arrest, but police were unable to locate the 24-year-old.
Police said, as a safety precaution, the ex-girlfriend informed her employer of the incident and provided a picture of Garrett to the security guards at the office.
Monday evening, Garrett appeared at his ex-girlfriend’s place of work. TPD said a physical confrontation ensued and gunfire was exchanged between Garrett and the security guards.
Garrett was struck and succumb to his injuries shortly after. A security guard was shot in his boot but was not injured in the incident.
The investigation is on-going.
Anyone with information is advised to call 88-CRIME.