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The SWAT officers who fired more than 70 shots and killed Jose Guerena in his house have been vindicated by the Pima County Attorney's office.
"Under the circumstances, and based upon our review of all the available evidence, we have concluded that the use of deadly forces by the SWAT Team members was reasonable and justified under the law. Accordingly, the Pima County Attorney's Office finds no basis to prosecute," according to the ruling on the shooting by Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall.
SWAT officers went to Guerena's house May 5 to serve a search warrant. Upon opening the front door, officers fired 71 shots into the house, killing Guerena.
Guerena never fired a shot, and deputies found a rifle with the safety on, according to the Sheriff's Department.
Guerena, his wife, Vanessa, and their 4-year-old son were home at the time.
While LaWall's office did find the deputies were "mistaken" when they said initially that Guerena had fired at them before they shot him, it was determined that they felt they were in danger when he raised his weapon "in their direction."
Once the shooting started, an officer fell to the ground. Other officers thought he had been shot and believed they were returning fire.
The findings said the SWAT team also clearly identified themselves before they moved in.
Two days before the operation detectives gave a briefing that said the Guerena family was suspected of being a well-organized, large scale drug trafficking organization, and that the suspected "muscle" of the organization lived at Guerena's home.