SEDONA – A 41-year-old man was killed on Monday in an officer-involved shooting in the 50 block of Newcastle Lane in Sedona. No officers were injured during the incident.
According to Sedona Police, at 1:26 p.m., a resident on the 50-block of Newcastle Lane called 911 to report an unknown man shouting in the vicinity while in possession of a machete and a stick. The caller also indicated the man was possibly cutting himself with the machete. Officers arrived on scene three minutes later.
By 1:32 p.m., shots were reportedly fired at the man and officers immediately called the Sedona Fire Department (SFD) for emergency medical care for the subject. The man was declared deceased on the scene at 1:40 p.m., by SFD personnel.
The incident is being investigated by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS).
In keeping with Sedona Police Department’s protocol, the two Sedona Police officers involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave.
“This was a significant, unfortunate event for all involved – for the subject, his family, the officers and the community. An officer hopes to go their entire career without having to discharge their weapon. Our hearts go out to everyone affected,” says Sedona Police Department Chief of Police Charles Husted.