Flagstaff police investigating officer-involved shooting along Route 66

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Flagstaff Police officials say one of their officers was involved in an officer-involved shooting Monday afternoon.

The incident began to unfold at around 4:07 p.m. on the 2100 block of E. Route 66, when the officer made contact with a person on a bicycle that the officer knew had a warrant out for his arrest. Afterwards, there was fight that resulted in the officer deploying his pepper spray. The suspect then deployed pepper spray at the officer, severely impairing the officer's eyesight. The officer simultaneously fired at the suspect once, striking him in the neck area.

The suspect, according to Flagstaff Police officials, was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center for emergency treatment, while the officer who was pepper sprayed received treatment on scene.

An investigation is ongoing.