CORDES LAKES, Ariz. — Sergeant Richard Lopez of the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office died Tuesday after being shot by a suspect before an ensuing standoff.
Officials with the sheriff's office have identified the suspect as 61-year-old Robert McDowell of Mayer.
The shooting happened in Cordes Lakes around 12:30 p.m. With the help of a SWAT team, McDowell was later arrested.
Details of what led up to the shooting are limited.
A witness told 12 News that he heard a single gunshot near the neighborhood and saw the deputy lying motionless on the ground.
At that point, neighbors called 911, and the witness said McDowell lived alone in a mobile home.
Video from Sky 12 showed more than a dozen patrol cars and an armored truck scattered throughout a neighborhood as officers scoured the area.
There was an outpouring of support from fellow officers and the community Tuesday evening as a special procession was held carrying the deputy's body to the Maricopa Medical Examiner's Office.
McDowell has been charged with 1st Degree Murder.
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A group of law enforcement vehicles was parked outside Health Deer Valley Hospital in Phoenix where the deputy was taken for treatment.
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