Yuma man in stable condition after approaching police with shotgun

Posted at 1:09 PM, Dec 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-03 15:09:19-05

A suspect is in stable condition after approaching officers with a shotgun.

The Yuma Police Department responded to a noise disturbance around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Police say while trying to make contact with the suspect at the home located on the 400 block of South Madison Avenue the suspect exited the home with a weapon.

According to an officer, the suspect began the motions used to chamber the round when he took cover behind a vehicle. The officer says he fired his weapon striking the suspect after he began coming towards the officer with the shotgun.

The 50-year-old man was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition.

The police department is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them.