ACSO investigates officer-involved shooting in Eagar

Apache County Sheriff's officials are investigating a shooting that happened at a Church of Latter-Day Saints Stake Center.

According to ACSO, dispatch received a call at 3:44 p.m. on Saturday from a woman who reported a suspect had fired at her from his pickup truck as he drove by the center. 

Officers from Eagar and Springerville police departments, ACSO, Department of Public Safety, Game and Fish and US Forest Service Law Enforcement responded. When they arrived at the scene, the suspect fired at the responding officers, hitting one from the Eagar Police Department. 

The suspect was pursued to a home about four or five blocks away from the scene and ran inside. That's when officials say he began shooting from the house in the direction of law enforcement personnel.  ACSO deputies and Eagar police officers returned fire, hitting the suspect. He was taken into custody and transported to White Mountain Regional Medical Center in Springerville where died from his wounds.

"The Eagar Police Officer that was struck in the initial shooting is reported to be in good condition, he was treated and released from White Mountain Regional Medical Center. A woman was also struck in the shoulder by the suspect's gunfire in the initial shooting. She was transported to Summit Regional Medical Center in ShowLow , AZ. No information is available at this time on her condition. The case is still under investigation," stated ACSO Sgt. Richard Guinn.

No names have been released in this case.
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