Breaking: UPDATE to Shooting at Flagstaff Treatment Center

February 3rd, 2019 at 10:16 AM

UPDATE FROM FLAGSTAFF POLICE 5:40PM:

Update – Officer-Involved Shooting

Flagstaff, Ariz.- (February 3, 2019) At approximately 9:27 a.m., two Flagstaff police officers were leaving The Guidance Center, 2187 N. Vickey Street, on an unrelated call, when an individual, identified as Russell Henry Harold, 47, Boise, Idaho, confronted the officers brandishing two knives. The confrontation escalated when Harold approached an officer having the knives raised toward the officer. As the officer backed away from Harold, he gave Harold commands to drop the knives. Harold charged the officer having a knife in each hand prompting the officer to discharge his weapon, striking Harold. Officers on scene then began providing lifesaving measures until medics arrived. Harold was transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center with life threatening injuries, and later pronounced deceased. The officers involved in the incident were not injured.The officer involved in the shooting is identified as Officer Tyler Romney, a 3 ½ year member of the Flagstaff Police Department.
The Northern Arizona Shoot Team is on scene, with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office taking the lead. This investigation is on-going and updates will be provided as further information is available.

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UPDATE FROM FLAGSTAFF POLICE 11:45PM:

Flagstaff, Ariz.- (February 3, 2019) a Flagstaff Police Department Officer was involved in an armed confrontation leading to an Officer-Involved Shooting in the parking lot of The Guidance Center, 2187 N. Vickey Street.

At approximately 9:27 a.m., two Flagstaff police officers were leaving The Guidance Center on an unrelated call, when an individual confronted the officers brandishing a knife. An officer discharged his weapon, striking the subject. Officers on scene then began providing lifesaving measures until medics arrived. The subject was transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center with life threatening injuries, and later pronounced deceased. No other injuries were reported. The Northern Arizona Shoot Team is on scene, with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office taking the lead. This investigation is on-going and updates will be provided as further information is available.

For additional information, please contact the Flagstaff Police Department at (928) 774-1414

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Flagstaff Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred shortly before 9:30 this morning (Sunday 2/3/2019) at the Flagstaff Guidance Center 2187 N Vickey St. Officers on scene were initially out with an individual who had a knife. Seconds later, Officers screamed over the radio that shots had been fired, and that the suspect was down. It is not yet clear if Officers were the ones who fired.

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