Man shot while trying to help couple with flat tire on 191

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office officials say a man was shot while aiding a stranded couple with a flat tire North of Willcox, Saturday morning.

Authorities were dispatched to Highway 191 at mile post 90 at approximately 4:00 am regarding a 55-year-old man who was reportedly injured in a shooting.

Paramedics took the man to a Tucson hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper body, according to a sheriff’s department release.

The injured man told authorities he stopped after seeing an older couple inside a van on the side of the road. He was attempting to help them when another vehicle stopped and four men approached them. A verbal altercation occurred before one of the men shot him. The man said he lost consciousness and woke up alone on the ground.

No further information has been released in the ongoing investigation.