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FBI investigating shooting involving federal officer along SR 89A near Sedona

Posted at 6:31 PM, Jan 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 18:11:27-05

The FBI is investigating a shooting Friday evening involving a federal officer. The incident happened along State Route 89A just north of Sedona.

One suspect was transported to the hospital, but no officers were injured. Officials say the suspect later died from their injuries. The suspect has been identified by federal authorities as 51-year-old Tyler Miller of Hutchinson, Kansas. According to the Associated Press, Miller was traveling to a spiritual retreat. 

According to the FBI, the incident started when a Forest Service Officer stopped to assist with a crash. At that point, an altercation between the officer and the Miller occurred. Miller was shot and later pronounced dead at an area hospital. 

SR 89A was closed between mileposts 377 and 378 for several hours while authorities investigated the incident.