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PD: Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Prescott

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Posted at 11:14 AM, Apr 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-24 16:20:44-04

A suspect is dead after being shot by a Prescott police officer Sunday. 

Prescott police say just after 4 p.m., officers responded to a call of a person firing multiple shots from inside a home near White Spar and Cooper Basin roads. 

Police say as they arrived, the suspect was firing shots into nearby occupied structures and in the direction of officers. 

Neighbors in the area were advised to evacuate and shelter in place as a SWAT team was called in to assist. 

After officers began negotiations, the suspect confronted police armed with a firearm and was then shot by an officer. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police say the Arizona Department of Public Safety will be investigating the shooting. 

The identity of the person killed and officer involved in the shooting have not been released. 

Stay with ABC15 and abc15.com for updates on this developing story.