Officer and K-9 injured, suspect dead after shooting in Pinetop

Pinetop police were making a welfare check when Glenn Southwood Jr. opened fire, leaving a K-9 and officer injured. Police later found Southwood dead on the property.

LAKESIDE, Ariz. - The Pinetop-Lakeside Police Department said a man is dead an an officer is in stable condition after being injured in a shooting with a Lakeside man during a welfare check Sunday evening.

According to police, 46-year-old Glenn Southwood Jr. shot at two officers, striking one, Sunday evening after his mother requested officers perform a welfare check. 

A Tucson woman claimed Southwood, her son, was intoxicated and threatening to shoot his wife. When officers arrived at Southwood's house, near Niels Hansen and Gardner lanes, he first verbally confronted officers than began shooting.

During the incident, Southwood barricaded himself in the home and the Show Low Regional Special Response Team was called, police said.

When the Special Response Team and a K-9 officer entered the home in an attempt to contact Southwood, the K-9 was attacked by a pit bull. The pit bull was killed.

Officers later found Southwood dead on a side porch of the home, police said. 

The officer who was injured was shot in the right leg just above the knee, according to police. He is in stable condition and is expected to recover. Police said the K-9 is also being treated by a local veterinarian. 

The investigation is ongoing.


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