UPDATE: Man killed in Yuma officer involved shooting

Officers respond to burglary, lethal forced used

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – Yuma Police Department (YPD) officers blocked off a home on 5th Avenue and W 9th Street after responding to an alleged burglary Tuesday where officers say they fatally shot a man who refused to drop his weapon.

At about 1:07 pm, officers were called in reference to a burglary but upon arriving, they saw a 34-year-old man who was armed.

Officers said they used lethal force on the man after he refused to comply and the man was pronounced dead on scene.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call YPD at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.

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