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More charges vs suspect in Tucson police shooting

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Ricky Mendoza Jr. Ricky Mendoza Jr.
Sgt. Robert Carpenter Sgt. Robert Carpenter

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A man suspected of shooting a Tucson police officer last year during a burglary now is facing additional charges.

Tucson police announced Wednesday that a Pima County grand jury has charged 29-year-old Richard "Ricky" Mendoza Jr. with two felony counts of aggravated assault.

Mendoza had previously been charged with two counts of first-degree burglary and six counts of prohibited possessor of a firearm.

Tucson police say Mendoza is suspected of shooting and wounding Sgt. Robert Carpenter on Nov. 18.

Carpenter and other officers were responding to a burglary call when the 12-year department veteran was struck in the head by a bullet.

The 46-year-old Carpenter was released from a hospital in December, but hasn't returned to work.

Mendoza remains in the county jail. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

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