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Navajo Nation police: Suspect fatally shot during struggle

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Posted at 1:05 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 15:05:38-05

INDIAN WELLS, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Police Department says an officer investigating a possible homicide fatally shot a suspect during a struggle.

The department said the shooting occurred Tuesday night in the small community of Indian Wells in northeastern Arizona after the officer encountered the suspect and was struck on the head with a blunt object. The suspect died after being transported to a hospital in Flagstaff.

It wasn’t clear whether the officer was injured but the department’s statement said the officer was transported to a medical facility “for medical attention.” No identities were released. Indian Wells is 89 miles east of Flagstaff.