70-year-old man fatally shot by Prescott police identified

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(Source: Prescott Police Department) (Source: Prescott Police Department)
PRESCOTT, AZ (AP) -

Authorities in Prescott have identified an armed man who was fatally shot by a police officer last weekend.

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Police say 70-year-old Wayne Noel Simard was a part-time Prescott resident.

Officers were called to a home around 4 p.m. Sunday in reference to a report of someone firing multiple shots from a gun.

Police arrived to find a man firing rounds into occupied structures and in the direction of officers.

Negotiations with the suspect were started before police say the man confronted officers with a firearm.

The man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the shooting.

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