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Navajo police: Officers fatally shoot suspect pointing gun

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Posted at 10:04 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 12:04:51-05

ST. MICHAELS, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation police department says officers fatally shot an armed suspect who allegedly pointed a gun at them.

The department said the incident occurred Wednesday in St. Michaels, Arizona, after officers responded to a report of an armed suspect. According to a department statement, the suspect drove off, prompting a pursuit that ended when police used a tire-deflation device to disable the suspect’s vehicle.

The statement said the suspect got of the vehicle and then was shot after pointing a gun at the officers. No identities were released. The incident was being investigated by the tribal Department of Criminal Investigation and the FBI.