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Pima County Sheriff Dupnik: SWAT Raid stemmed from 20-month probe

Judge expected to rule this week on release of Guerena-case files

The man killed in a SWAT team raid last month had been under investigation by the Pima County Sheriff's Department for 20 months as part of a major drug and homicide investigation, Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said Tuesday during an editorial meeting with the Star.

But details of the investigation into Jose Guerena's activities won't be released because an informant for the Sheriff's Department could be in danger, Dupnik said.

"There's a chance that our informant is going to get killed," he said.

Guerena was killed when SWAT officers fired 71 rounds from the front door of his home in the 7100 block of South Redwater Drive, while serving a search warrant on May 5, department officials have said.

Guerena was hit 22 times and died at the scene, according to a preliminary report by the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office.


Added: Jun-1-2011 Occurred On: Jun-1-2011
By: Arizona_Patriot
Regional News
Tags: Pima, County, Sheriff, Dupnik, SWAT, Raid, stemmed, 20-month, probe,
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States (load item map)
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