FLAGSTAFF, AZ — A man is dead after a shooting involving Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies and Flagstaff police.
The man has been identified as 51-year-old Donald Wayne Henry of Missouri.
At about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, Flagstaff officers were called to the intersection of Highway 89 and Cummings Street for reports of a man breaking into a gas station.
Henry reportedly entered the business and took items from the store, according to a release from the Flagstaff Police Department.
At the same time, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a person threatening to stab people with a knife in the same area at a nearby business.
When police officers arrived they located Henry in the middle of the intersection.
Flagstaff PD officials claim Henry pulled out a screwdriver and “advanced towards the officer in a threatening manner.”
At that point, the officer pulled out his Taser and Henry ran away.
When CCSO deputies arrived they ordered Henry to stop and drop the screwdriver, but then he again ran away and crossed the road.
Officers and deputies ran after him and surrounded him and continued ordering Henry to drop the object. That’s when police officials claim he charged toward a deputy.
At that point, a Flagstaff officer deployed his Taser. At the same time, shots were fired by a CCSO deputy.
Henry was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Northern AZ Officer Involved Shooting Team is investigating.
No other information has been released.