Tucson, AZ – Pima County Constable’s Office (PCCO) Constable Deborah Martinez-Garibay was murdered in the line of duty while serving an eviction notice on Aug. 25.
The fatal attack occurred at the Lind Commons Apartment Complex located at 3493 East Lind Road at approximately 11:15 a.m., CBS News reported.
Constable Martinez-Garibay, 43, responded to the apartment complex to meet up with the property manager, 28-year-old Angela Fox-Heath, so they could serve an eviction notice on 24-year-old Gavin Lee Stansell, according to police.
But when they reached Stansell’s apartment and attempted to serve the notice, Stansell allegedly opened fire on them, CBS News reported.
Police raced to the scene and found Fox-Heath lying in the courtyard, according to The Arizona Republic.
She succumbed to her wounds at the scene.
A SWAT team responded to the apartment complex and entered Stansell’s residence, where they located Constable Martinez-Garibay, CBS News reported.
The constable was also pronounced dead at the scene.
Stansell was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside the apartment, according to police.