Yuma police: Shot fired, man killed in encounter with officers

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Yuma police say a man was taken to a hospital where he died from injuries after a shot was fired during an encounter with police.
    
A Police Department news release says one shot was fired when two officers responding to a domestic violence call at a residence encountered a 51-year-old armed man Friday night.

The man was identified as Steve Steenhard, according to police. Steenhard was pronounced dead at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
    
The news release doesn't specify whether a police officer fired the shot or provide information on the man's injuries that later killed him. A Police Department spokeswoman did not immediately respond to requests for additional information.
    
The release says no officers were injured and that the department is investigating the shooting.
    
The department wants anyone with information about the case to contact police at 928-373-4700.

© 2017 Associated Press


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