New details released in SWAT standoff

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New details released in SWAT standoff

CREATED Apr 13, 2012

Reporter:  Jessica Chapin

TUCSON (KGUN9- TV) - Neighbors are still in shock after a SWAT situation ended in two deaths Thursday afternoon.  The stand-off took more than four hours as nearby residents and schools were locked down.  Police say 46-year-old Eric Lee Davis barricaded himself in his home with his wife 34-year-old Samantha Davis. 

According to police, they tried negotiating with Davis, but when all else failed they shot and killed him to try to save Samantha.  When they entered the home, she was already dead.

William Larry lives across the street and saw the whole situation unfold at around 12:30pm Thursday.

"I heard three gunshots," he said, "And then it was swarmed by the police and then after that I heard like twelve."

Larry says the couple lived there with Davis' parents and their two children.  Larry says Davis' parents are very well-regarded in the community.

"As far as I know it doesn't make sense," he said, "the whole thing doesn't add up."

The two children were not on scene during the SWAT situation.  Police say the 9-1-1 call came from Davis' mother.

A day later, neighbors are still trying to process what happened.

"People think that it would never happen here," said Larry, "but it's like a real wake up call to everybody that it could happen anywhere."

Tucson Police are conducting an internal investigation as well as continuing the criminal investigation.  An internal investigation is standard procedure anytime an officer has to fire their weapon on duty.