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
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