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Woman, 19, shot by deputy at Tucson Burger King is jailed on suspicion of attempted murder

A woman was shot by a Pima County sheriff’s deputy as she fought with a man outside a Tucson Burger King on 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.

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Pima County Sheriff’s Department commanders and investigators at an officer-involved shooting at the Burger King at Palo Verde Road and Ajo Way on Oct. 10, 2018.

Rick Wiley / Arizona Daily Star

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