PHOENIX (AP) — Police in central Arizona say a body found in the Verde River is believed to be a suspect in the shooting of an officer.
Authorities on Friday say the body has not yet been formally identified but personal items show the man may be 39-year-old Valentin Rodriguez.
He has been a suspect in the Feb. 9 shooting of Yavapai-Apache police Sgt. Preston Brogdon is expected to make a full recovery.
Authorities say a father and son were fishing when they spotted the body. The cause of death is unknown.
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