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Coconino County deputy fatally shoots man wielding handgun

May 11, 2019

PARKS, Ariz. (AP) — The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says a gun-wielding man was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy during an encounter with deputies responding to a domestic violence report.

The Sheriff’s Office said no deputies were injured in the incident in which 43-year-old Paul Mcvicker was killed early Saturday on a road near Parks, a rural community about 17 miles (28 kilometers) west of Flagstaff.

According to a Sheriff’s Office statement, one deputy shot Mcvicker after he got out of his parked car while holding a handgun, refused to drop it and continued to advance on the deputies.

The statement said deputies were responding to a report that Mcvicker allegedly pulled a gun on his ex-wife during an argument at their residence before driving off.

A multiagency team will investigate the shooting.