On April 23, 2017, at approximately 4:10 PM, Officers responded to the 900 block of Hope Street in reference to a report of a subject firing multiple shots from a gun. Upon arrival they encountered an armed subject repeatedly firing gunshots from within the house. The subject was firing rounds into nearby occupied structures and in the direction of Officers.
The Special Weapons and Tactics Team was called in to assist and arrived a short time later. Surrounding neighbors were evacuated and/or requested to shelter in place. Negotiations with the suspect were initiated.
During this time, the suspect confronted Officers with a firearm. The suspect was shot by a Prescott Police Officer and was pronounced deceased on scene.
The Department of Public Safety Special Investigations Unit is investigating the incident and has been on scene throughout the night. Further details are pending the DPS review of the circumstances. Identity of the subject is pending next of kin notification. As is protocol, the identity of the Officer will not be released at this time.