Sheriff's office: Soldier was threat to deputies

Sheriff's office: Soldier was threat to deputies

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say an Army soldier fatally wounded by a Pima County sheriff's deputy was suicidal, holding two guns and posed a threat to officers when a deputy shot him during a standoff.

The shooting occurred Wednesday after deputies responded to a call from Marty Maiden II about his intention to commit suicide found him barricaded inside a residence.

Neighbors were evacuated and the SWAT team summoned.

Sheriff's officials said Maiden was armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a shotgun, and Capt. Byron Gwaltney said Maiden was shot when he pointed the rifle at deputies.

The 20-year-old was home on emergency leave from Afghanistan to attend the funeral of his father.

The father shot himself at the same residence during a similar SWAT standoff on Oct. 31.

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