OIS

A fatal officer-involved shooting is under investigation in the Colorado River community of Golden Shores in northwest Arizona. Spokeswoman Trish Carter said Mohave County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched Monday, February 13 at 6:47 p.m., to a report of a weapons offense in the 4500 block of Park Drive.

“The reporting party advised that an unknown male subject next door shot a gun at her,” Carter said. She said an exchange of gunfire occurred when the deputies made contact with the subject.

Carter said the reporting party and deputies were not injured but that the wounded subject died following transport to a nearby hospital.

The deputies were placed on paid administrative leave, which is customary when officer-involved shootings occur. The Lake Havasu City police department will conduct an independent investigation of the incident.

The name of the deceased is withheld pending notification of next of kin. Further details were not immediately available.

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