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Officers shoot, kill armed man in Walmart parking lot, Flagstaff – 3TV


Flagstaff police officers shot and killed an armed man in a Walmart parking lot Thursday night. (Source: AP Images)

FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Flagstaff police officers shot and killed an armed man in a Walmart parking lot Thursday night, according to a news release.

Officers responded to the parking lot of a Walmart located at 2601 East Huntington Drive in reference to a report of a man brandishing a weapon.

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Flagstaff police officers arrived and called to the suspect. The suspect then shot his firearm at the officers, police said.

Officers returned fire, striking and killing the unidentified man.

No officers were injured in the exchange of gunfire, police said. Three officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave in accordance with protocol.

The Northern Arizona Multi-Agency Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team has been called out to investigate the incident.

The investigation is in its early stages and more information will be released at a later date, police said.

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