UPDATE – 1 PM – The deputy involved in this incident was not shot but did sustain non-life threatening injuries during the confrontation. He was transported to a local hospital and has since been released.
Per YCSO policy, the deputy’s name will not be released for at least 48 hours.
The investigation has been turned over to the DPS Officer Involved Shooting team whose detectives arrived on scene this morning. DPS will be releasing further information, including suspect identification, when appropriate.
A YCSO deputy was involved in a shooting following a traffic stop around 4 AM this morning on Yuma Circle Drive in the Verde Villages, Cottonwood. The deputy was injured and transported to the hospital and a male suspect is deceased. The deputies injuries are not life threatening.
The Department of Public Safety Officer Involved Shooting team was notified and will be investigating the circumstances of this incident.
No further details are available at this time. Updates are possible later today.
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov