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Officer Involved Shooting Near Flagstaff

September 20
12:58 2014
Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge area South of Flagstaff

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting Friday afternoon involving a Forest Service Officer. The afternoon incident happened near Blue Ridge, south of Flagstaff. Details surrounding the shooting, including who was fatally shot, have not been released, as the investigation is ongoing.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, “At approximately 2 p.m. a Forest Service law enforcement officer was involved in a shooting in the area near Blue Ridge.”

The officer had reportedly contacted the Flagstaff Sheriff/Police 911 Dispatch Center telling the operator that shots had been fired. As Deputies were on their way, medics were requested on scene due to a resulting gunshot wound.

The person who was shot was transported by medics to Payson Regional Medical Center and was pronounced dead. The events that led to the shooting are still under investigation.

At this time, the name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

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