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Armed Suspect Dies After A Confrontation With YCSO Deputies Saturday

Yavapai County Sheriff

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Deputies from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office were involved in an officer-involved shooting Saturday. Deputies were called to a disturbance in the area of 55 Cathedral Rock Drive in the Village of Oak Creek at around 6:50 p.m. Upon arrival, the subject confronted the deputies outside of her residence armed with a handgun. After multiple attempts at de-escalation and negotiations, as well as numerous verbal commands to drop the weapon, the woman brandished the firearm. In response to the threat to himself and the other first responders, a patrol sergeant and 16-year veteran of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office fired a single shot striking 56-year-old Wendy Jones. She was pronounced dead at the scene. None of the deputies involved were injured during the encounter. The case is under investigation