Suspect dead, officer in hospital after Navajo County shooting | Arizona News

INDIAN WELLS, AZ (3TV / CBS 5) – A Navajo police officer is hospitalized after an altercation and shooting in Indian Wells, Arizona.

According to the Navajo Police, officers were responding to a possible murder in the area. While contacting the suspect, an officer was hit on the head with a blunt object. A fight ensued between the officer and the suspect, which resulted in the officer firing his weapon.

The suspect was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center, where he died. The officer, who was hit in the head, has been taken to a medical facility where he is expected to recover fully.

The incident is being investigated by the Navajo Criminal Investigation Department and the FBI. The identity of the officer and the suspect was not disclosed. The current condition of the officer is currently unknown.

Indian Wells is about 50 miles northeast of Winslow.

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