SEDONA, Ariz. — Police shot and killed a machete-wielding man in Sedona on Monday.
The Arizona Department Public Safety said police responded to a call of a man with a machete around 1:30 p.m. on Newcastle Lane near Oak Creek and Highway 179.
Two Sedona police officers were involved in the shooting that killed the 41-year-old suspect, David Messare, police said.
Messare was originally from Oregon but relocated to Arizona last summer.
The officers involved in the shooting were Sgt. Casey Pelletier, an eight-year veteran with the department, and Officer William Hunt, a 14-year veteran.
Neither of the officers was injured.
Police said Pelletier and Hunt have been placed on paid leave per standard protocol.
DPS is assisting Sedona police with the investigation.