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FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)-- The Flagstaff Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting involving the Coconino County Sheriff's Office

The incident occurred just after 1 a.m. Saturday near Parks, Arizona. 

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A woman told deputies that her ex-husband, 43-year-old Paul Mcvicker had pulled a gun on her while at their residence during an argument. 

Mcvicker had fled the house in a white passenger car before police arrived.

Deputies immediately began responding to the residence. While in route to the house, deputies came across a vehicle matching the description given by a witness parked alongside County Road 141. 

According to deputies, Mcvicker immediately exited with a handgun in his hand. Despite multiple commands to drop the gun the suspect continued to advance on the deputies with the gun in his hand, prompting one deputy to discharge rounds from his patrol rifle.

Mcvicker was hit by at least one round and fell to the ground. Mcvicker was later pronounced deceased on scene. This incident is currently under investigation by the Northern Arizona Officer Involved Shooting Team, with the Flagstaff Police Department taking the lead.

The deputies involved in the incident were not injured. 


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We need more cops like that.


What do you mean?


What he means is we need more cops not afraid to get rid of liberal scum like you.


THANK YOU deputies for, once again, putting your lives on the line to protect US. I'm pleased all the deputies are safe and glad no one worthwhile was injured or killed in this episode.


Walk towards law enforcement + holding a gun + refusing lawful commands to drop it = you are dead. Pretty simple equation to understand, I would think.


That'd be my take as well. All he had to do was drop the gun, unless he meant to commit suicide by cop. If that's the case, he succeeded.


Really? that's you're conclusion? Even a moron like you could draw that conclusion. Didn't hurt your brain to think did it?

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