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Fugitive wanted in Arizona and Oregon killed in a shootout

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Mar 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-23 17:35:48-04

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a fugitive wanted in an Arizona shooting incident and a parole violation in Oregon has been killed.

Yavapai County Sheriff's officials say 42-year-old Edward Kayer was fatally shot by deputies Monday night following a chase in Prescott Valley.

Kayer, of Carefree, was wanted by Sedona police for allegedly firing more than a dozen shots outside a restaurant on Feb. 27 after an argument.

Nobody was injured, but Kayer had fled the scene by the time authorities arrived.

Sedona police received a tip Monday afternoon that Kayer was in Prescott Valley and that later led to a shootout in which he was killed.