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Navajo police: Officers fatally shoot suspect pointing gun

February 25, 2021 GMT

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

No identities were released.

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

St. Michaels is 22 miles (35 kilometers) northwest of Gallup, New Mexico.