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Sheriff’s office: Soldier was threat to deputies

TUCSON, Ariz. — 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

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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