A woman was shot by a Pima County sheriff’s deputy as she fought with a man outside a Tucson Burger King Wednesday, authorities say.
Deputies were called to the Burger King at 3485 E. Ajo Way about 10 a.m. for a report of an injured man, said Deputy James Allerton, a Sheriff’s Department spokesman.
Allerton gave the following account in a news release:
When they got there, deputies found Jenitza Romero, 19, fighting with a 19-year-old man in the parking lot. The man had stab wounds.
Deputy Augustine Gonzalez then shot Romero at least once.
Romero was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and then booked into jail on suspicion of a domestic violence attempted murder charge.
The man was treated and released from a hospital. His name was not released.
Gonzalez, an 18-year sheriff’s deputy, was the only one to fire his weapon. No deputies were injured in the incident.
Details about what prompted the shooting have not been released.