Alaw enforcement officer and a suspect were among four people who were killed
Thursday in Arizona after the officer tried serving an eviction notice, authorities said.
constable and a complex employee
were serving the notice at an apartment complex northeast of downtown Tucson when shots were fired Thursday shortly
after 11 a.m.,
Authorities were investigating the incident and additional details were not immediately available, Gradillas said.
In a statement,
, the top official on the local board of supervisors said that constables
"perform a difficult and important job
for the people of this county.
They often encounter people at their most vulnerable and emotional,
yet all perform their duties with professionalism and compassion.
"I am heartbroken at this terrible tragedy and I will keep Constable Martinez and all who knew and loved her in my thoughts,"
Tucson Police Sgt.
Richard Gradillas identified
the officer in a statement as
Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay, 43.
did not identify
the suspect or the
other people killed
gunman, his neighbor
and the manager of his
apartment complex also died,