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Man injured in officer-involved shooting

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UPDATE (6:30 PM) - Yuma Police Chief Thomas Garrity gave a statement on the officer involved shooting.

“The events which occurred earlier today are a tragedy for the community and all of the individuals involved.  In an effort to keep everyone informed I wanted to give an update on the investigation. 

This morning around 7:10, officers were called to the 1000 block of S. Magnolia Ave for an individual who was being disorderly and threatening to kill the occupants and their dog. 

Officers made contact with a 30-year-old male.  He was being disorderly and displaying multiple weapons and began threatening officers. 

Officers attempted to verbally de-escalate the volatile situation.  The subject refused to comply and walked towards the residential area still displaying the weapons. 

Officers attempted several times to utilize less lethal options in an attempt to stop the subject from advancing towards the occupied homes.

The subject threatened the officers with the weapon at which time officers fired their service weapons to stop the immediate threat to them. 

Officers immediately assess the subject’s injuries and within minute and a half of the last shot fired, officers were able to render emergency first aid while waiting for the Fire Department to arrive.

The subject was transported to YRMC and is currently receiving medical treatment.

The Yuma Regional Critical Incident Response Team was call to the scene and assumed the investigation. 

The Critical incident Response team is independent team comprised of trained law enforcement investigators from multiple agencies in the region to ensure a transparent, comprehensive, unbiased and complete investigation concerning our officer’s actions.

The integrity of the investigation is paramount. Body Worn Camera is part of the investigation. 

I realize the community may have questions and once we are able to release more information we will do so.  I am asking for your patience until all facts are known. 

The officers involved in this tragic incident have been placed on modified duty pending the outcome of the investigation.

I want to thank you for your understanding while this investigation continues.  I ask for the community to keep the officers, and everyone effected in their thoughts and prayer. Thank you.” 

Yuma Police Chief Thomas Garrity

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Yuma Police Department (YPD) said there was an officer-involved shooting Friday morning and one suspect was taken to the hospital.

South and northbound traffic is restricted on Magnolia Avenue between 9th Street and 11th Street due to police investigating.

Yuma police said officers responded to the area of Magnolia Avenue and 10th Street about a disturbance.

According to YPD, officers discharged their firearms and immediately provided emergency aid to the suspect.

The suspect was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center for medical treatment.

YPD said the Yuma Regional Critical Incident Response Team has been activated to investigate the situation.

Yuma police said no injuries to the officers or other community members were reported.

If you or anyone has information on this case, contact YPD at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.

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