Police investigating shooting death of airman at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

The shooting took place in base housing.

Police in Tucson, Arizona are investigating a shooting incident that claimed the life of an airman assigned to the 355th Wing and sent a woman to the hospital on Saturday.

The shooting took place in base housing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Capt. Elias Small, chief of public affairs for the DM-based 355th Wing, told Task & Purpose on Monday. 

Base emergency services and the Tucson Police Department responded to the incident, Small said, after which the airman and the woman were taken to an off-base hospital, where the airman died.

Small did not have information on the woman’s condition, but he specified that the airman died after suffering a gunshot wound.

Small said Tucson police are investigating the incident, according to a statement sent to local news channel KGUN 9 on Saturday.

Tucson police said at the time that the injuries were both self-inflicted, KGUN 9 reported.

They also determined the shooting was an isolated incident that did not pose an ongoing threat.

David Roza

David Rozacovers the Air Force and anything Star Wars-related. He joined Task & Purpose in 2019, after covering local news in Maine and then FDA policy in Washington D.C. He loves hearing the stories of individual airmen and their families, and he also holds the unpopular opinion that Imperial stormtroopers are actually excellent marksmen. david.roza@taskandpurpose.com Contact the author here.