Navajo police fatally shoot man following standoff in Tuba City

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Navajo police shot and killed a man Monday after a domestic violence call sparked a standoff in Tuba City.

Just before 11:30 a.m., the Tuba City District of the Navajo Police Department received a call regarding a domestic violence dispute at a Navajo Housing Authority home. The suspect had a weapon and a woman was screaming for help, Navajo police said.

When officers arrived, the suspect pointed a gun in their direction and the officer fired a shot that missed the suspect. The suspect then evacuated to his home. Officers set up a fence around the area and began calling on the suspects to surrender, police said.

A strange woman approached the residence and ended up at the front door, resulting in a second engagement between the suspect and the officers. A shot was fired at the suspect at that time, according to Navajo Police.

Police did not disclose the relationship between the woman and the suspect or why she approached the front door.

The suspect was taken from the scene to a hospital, but died from his injuries. The woman and police were not injured.

This article originally appeared in the Republic of Arizona. Navajo police shoot man dead after standoff in Tuba City

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