- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - A police officer shot and killed a man following a foot chase that began when the man ran off when officers tried to take him into custody and saw that he had a gun after learning he was named in an arrest warrant, police said.

The Flagstaff Police Department identified the man killed early Wednesday morning as Donald S. Myers, 32, of Flagstaff and said no officers were injured.

The shooting occurred near an intersection in a residential neighborhood after officers responded to a 911 call from outside a nearby hotel on Old Route 66, police said.

Police said officers saw Myers had a gun, that he fled and that one officer shot Myers after a foot chase while officers were attempting to take him into custody.

Police went to the hotel in response to a 911 hang-up call in which nobody said anything. Responding officers encountered several people, including Myers, said Sgt. Cory Runge, a police department spokesman.

Runge said a multiagency team was investigating the shooting and he could not discuss additional circumstances of what led up to it, including whether Myers pointed or fired a gun at police.

Runge said he couldn’t provide any information about the arrest warrant. But the Arizona Daily Sun (https://goo.gl/O2QKD0 ) reported that it was for failure to pay fines in a 2014 court case involving domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University police officers on May 23 shot a 26-year-old man, Verl Bedonie, after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers and tried to carjack a vehicle at gunpoint.


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