Man arrested after nearly 8-hour standoff, shooting involving officers in Bullhead City
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Lake Havasu City Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting involving officers and a barricade situation that happened on Friday evening.
Officers from the Bullhead City Police department were called to the Silver View RV Resort on Silver Creek Road, just west of Bullhead Pkwy, for the report of a man wearing a bulletproof vest and pointing a pistol at people in the area. When officers arrived, they found a man, later identified as 41-year-old Kyle Schafer, barricaded in his trailer.
The Bullhead City SWAT department was called to assist in the incident, and police say there was a 7.5-hour standoff between Schafer and SWAT. He allegedly shot at SWAT from his trailer, and officers fired back. Shafer continued to shoot at the officers, but he eventually surrendered and was arrested. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say a bystander was hit by one of Schafer’s bullets and was taken to a Las Vegas hospital in stable condition. No officers were injured in the shooting, and detectives are continuing to investigate this incident.
This is the sixth officer-involved shooting in Arizona this year.
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