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Sedona Police Officers Kill Man Reported Holding A Machete

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Two Sedona Police Department officers were in an officer-involved shooting Monday in which a 41-year-old male suspect was killed. No officers were injured during the incident.

The department says the officers responded to a call about a man who was shouting while holding a machete and a stick. Officers reportedly fired at the man around 1:30 Monday afternoon. The man was declared dead at the scene about 10 minutes later. The shooting is being investigated by the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the two Sedona police officers have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation continues. The identity of the suspect will be released by the Coconino County Coroner’s Office once the next of kin have been notified.

“This was a significant, unfortunate event for all involved – for the subject, his family, the officers and the community. An officer hopes to go their entire career without having to discharge their weapon. Our hearts go out to everyone affected," said Sedona Police Department Chief of Police Charles Husted.

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