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Coconino County Deputy involved in fatal shooting near Parks, AZ

Posted at 11:03 AM, May 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 19:38:18-04

PARKS, AZ — A deputy from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was involved in the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Paul Mcvicker, according to a press statement released by the Sheriff's office.

According to the CCSO, deputies were dispatched to a call in the Pine Aire neighborhood Saturday morning regarding a domestic violence dispute. The reporting party said her ex-husband, identified by CCSO as Mcvicker, pulled a gun on her during an argument at their residence.

The reporting party told deputies Mcvicker had fled the home in a white vehicle prior to their arrival.

As deputies made their way to the residence, CCSO says they came upon a vehicle matching the description given by the reporting party on County Road 141, approximately four miles from the residence.

When deputies made contact with the vehicle, Mcvicker allegedly exited the car with a handgun. Deputies allegedly told Mcvicker to drop the weapon multiple times, but the suspect "continued to advance on the deputies with the gun in his hand, prompting Deputy Tyler Stoppe to discharge rounds from his patrol rifle."

CCSO says Mcvicker was hit by a least one round and fell to the ground. Deputies attempted to render aid, according to CCSO, but Mcvicker was pronounced dead on the scene.

The investigation into the deputy-involved shooting is ongoing and will be handled by the Northern Arizona Officer Involved Shooting Team, and the Flagstaff Police Department.

No deputies were harmed during the altercation.