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Man suspected in New Mexico homicide fatally shot in Arizona

Posted at 10:02 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 00:02:34-05

TONOPAH, Ariz. (AP) — The FBI says a man accused of killing a New Mexico woman was fatally shot after he fired at law enforcement officials in Arizona.

The agency says members of its Violent Crimes Task Force were trying to arrest 60-year-old Leonard Francis Kieren when he shot at them, and they returned fire. He was pronounced dead Friday afternoon in a remote area west of Phoenix.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in New Mexico says Kieren was accused in the shooting death of 57-year-old Kathleen Lorraine Vigil last month.

She was found dead at her home near San Ildefonso Pueblo.