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UPDATE: Officers uninjured in officer involved shooting that temporarily closed I-8

UPDATE - 10/18/20 6:20 P.M.

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The officers involved in the Saturday night officer involved shooting incident were uninjured and have been placed on administrative leave per department protocol. 

The suspect in this case is a 31-year-old male. He was armed with a hand gun and was injured during the encounter.

The male suspect was transported to a Phoenix area hospital and is currently in serious condition.

New viewer video shows just how big that scene was.

You can see law enforcement units lining the highway with lights and sirens on.

We expect another update from Yuma Police Department on Monday.

UPDATE - 10/18/20 12:02 A.M.

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The incident that temporarily closed the I-8 at S Ave 8 1/2 E was caused by an officer involved shooting, according to the Yuma Police Department (YPD).

YPD responded to the area around 8:30 p.m. Saturday with assistance from multiple agencies.

The interstate has since been reopened.

This is an ongoing investigation, and investigators are still on-scene. Use caution when driving through the area.

News 11 will stay on this case. Stick with KYMA.com for updates.

UPDATE - 11:09 P.M.

YUMA. Ariz. (KYMA, KECY/ADOT) - Interstate 8 is now open in both directions in Yuma, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The closure was due to a law enforcement incident that still has the eastbound on-ramp from S Ave 8 1/2 E closed.

Motorists are advised to be mindful of any residual delays in the area.

News 11 will continue to follow this as soon as we hear from law enforcement.

ORIGINAL REPORT - 9:34 P.M.

YUMA. Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The I-8 is closed in both directions at Milepost 7 in Yuma.

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) says there is a law enforcement incident happening on the interstate, but there is no further information.

Expect heavy delays. All drivers will need to take an alternate route.

It is unknown when the I-8 is expected to reopen.

Stick with KYMA.com for more on this incident.

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