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Suspect in killing of officer dies in shootout

9 months 1 week 5 days ago Wednesday, November 09 2016 Nov 9, 2016 November 09, 2016 6:52 AM November 09, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

SHOW LOW, Ariz. - Authorities say they're trying to piece together circumstances of the fatal shooting of an eastern Arizona police officer. The suspect in that shooting later was shot to death by officers following a manhunt and standoff.

Show Low police Officer Darrin Reed was fatally wounded Tuesday afternoon outside a fast-food restaurant, and a Navajo County sheriff's official says 36-year-old Daniel Erickson was killed early Wednesday when he fired at SWAT team members who then returned fire.

Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jim Molesa says a 14-year-old girl was with Erickson at his rental cabin in Pinetop-Lakeside during a standoff that lasted about seven hours. Molesa says authorities considered the girl a hostage and don't know whether she was a woman reportedly with Erickson when Reed was shot.

Molesa says the girl was treated at a hospital for minor injuries from glass shards.

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