Posted: 9:55 p.m.
A Yuma man is dead after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning.
The man called his probation officer, threatening to hurt himself with a weapon. The probation officer then called deputies, and they responded to the home about 7:40 a.m., according to Alfonso Zavala with the Yuma County Sheriff's Office.
After an hour of calling the man out of his home, deputies went in. The man was not there, but an empty hand gun case was in his room.
Authorities then searched the surrounding area and called the man's cell phone.
Deputies tracked down the man by using the GPS location from his cell phone. They ended up finding the man in a dirt field west of S. Avenue 7E.
"Deputies approached the subject, who was armed with a handgun. Multiple commands and multiple times, the subject was advised to drop his weapon, which he did not," Zavala said.
Four deputies then opened fire, striking the man several times, Zavala said.
"He was a threat at that time."
The man was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center, where he died at 10:04 a.m.
According to Zavala, the man was on probation for a 2012 conviction of disorderly conduct.
He added that the probationer was a Hispanic man in his 40s. Authorities have not released his name until the man's family is notified.
Meanwhile, an investigation into this officer-involved shooting begins.
"All four deputies have been taken for questioning and we'll continue with our investigation," Zavala said.
YCSO and YPD are involved with the internal and criminal investigations.
When all of that is complete, the Sheriff's Office said it will release the names of the four deputies involved.