Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office on scene of fatal shooting

YCSO Deputies are on the scene of an officer involved shooting stemming from a domestic dispute that occurred in Paulden this morning.

At approximately 10:15 am YCSO was called to the scene of a domestic dispute that resulted in one man in critical condition, one person severely injured and the suspect dead.

Current reports are that the unidentified suspect assaulted his brother with a hammer and fled the home on Bourbon Alley to the nearby Dollar General, where he robbed the store and assaulted the manager. He then drove to the Paulden Community Center where he threatened the occupants with a gun. After leaving the Community Center, YCSO Deputies and Chino Valley PD found the suspect near a train trestle off of 89 not far from the Dollar General.

Despite repeated warnings from law enforcement, the suspect raised his gun to the officers, and Chino Valley PD was forced to fire on the man.

The brother was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. His condition is currently unknown. The Dollar General manager was transported to YRMC for his injuries which were not thought to be as severe

DPS and YCSO Detectives and crime scene investigators are on scene. State Route 89 will be closed from I-40 to Big Chino Road. Northbound is closed at the Paulden Post Office. YCSO anticipates opening the freeway within the next few hours but asks that residents find alternative routes until such time.

YCSO will provide updates as the situation unfolds.

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