New Details Released On Tucson Gunman’s Ambush Of First Responders, Neighbors At Multiple Scenes


Authorities in Tucson identified the gunman in a bizarre series of deadly attacks on first responders and civilians on Sunday and showed bodycam video of the final encounter (video below).

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said investigators believed that 35-year-old Leslie Stephen Scarlett initially set fire to a home in the 100-block of East Irene Vista at about 3:46 p.m. on July 18, FOX News reported.

The Tucson Fire Department responded to 911 calls about the blaze, KOLDreported.

Chief Magnus told reporters at a press conference that Scarlett left the scene after he started the house fire and went to the nearby Quincie Douglas Center where an America Medical Response ambulance was stationed for “an unrelated medical emergency,” FOX News reported.

The police chief said that Scarlett ambushed two EMTs who were standing by the ambulance.

A 20-year-old male EMT was shot in the head, FOX News reported.

He was transported to Barnard University Medical Center where he remained in life-threatening condition.

His 22-year-old female EMT partner was shot in the chest and in the arm and remains hospitalized in serious-but-stable condition, FOX News reported.

Chief Magnus said that after Scarlett shot the medics, he returned to the house he’d set ablaze and opened fire on firefighters, neighbors, and “basically anyone who was trying to help.”

The chief said Scarlett shot one neighbor – later identified as 44-year-old Cory Saunders – in the head in front of the man’s 11-year-old son, FOX News reported.

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A second neighbor who was trying to help sustained a graze wound to the head but did not require treatment at the hospital, Chief Magnus said.

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