Navajo police: Officers fatally shoot suspect pointing gun

Navajo police: Officers fatally shoot suspect pointing gun
St. Michaels is 22 miles northwest of Gallup, New Mexico. (Source: Google Maps)

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

The incident occurred Wednesday, Feb. 24, in St. Michaels, Arizona, after officers responded to a report of an armed suspect, the department said in a statement.

According to the statement, the suspect drove off, prompting a pursuit that ended when police used a tire-deflation device to disable the suspect’s vehicle.

The suspect got out of the vehicle and then was shot after pointing a gun at the officers, the statement said.

No identities were released.

The incident was being investigated by the tribal Department of Criminal Investigation and the FBI, the statement said.

St. Michaels is 22 miles northwest of Gallup, New Mexico.

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