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1 dead in officer-involved shooting near Flagstaff

PHOENIX — A Coconino County Sheriff’s Office deputy fatally shot a man early Saturday morning near Flagstaff on County Road 141.

Deputies were called to the Pine Aire neighborhood in Parks after receiving a domestic violence call that gave a description of the subject’s vehicle.

“The subject was parked alongside the roadway. As the deputies pulled up, the subject exited his vehicle with a handgun,” Jon Paxton, public information officer for the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

“After officers tried to get him to drop the weapon, he continued to walk towards the officers, causing one of the deputies to discharge his weapon to stop the individual from continuing to advance toward them with the weapon.”

Paul McVicker, a 43-year-old native Parks resident, was pronounced dead on the scene.

No officers were injured in the incident.

The Northern Arizona Officer Involved Shooting Team and the Flagstaff Police Department were investigating.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Nailea Leon contributed to this report. 

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