On October 31, 2016, at approximately 10:37 a.m., the Gila County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call in regards to a domestic violence incident. Individuals involved in the domestic left in a vehicle prior to the Deputies arriving. Deputies responded to the area and conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Ice House Canyon and Six Shooter Canyon Road. The male suspect barricaded himself in the vehicle with a firearm and would not cooperate.
The Department of Public Safety Special Operations Unit was dispatched to assist with negotiations. The Globe Police Department and the Tonto National Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer assisted with road closures and scene security. During negotiations the suspect discharged the weapon and succumbed to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The identity of the suspect has not been released pending positive identification.
This is still an active investigation and more information may be released when it becomes available.
Sheriff Shepherd would like to thank the Arizona Department of Public Safety for their cooperating efforts and the Globe Police Department and the Tonto National Forest Service Law Enforcement for their assistance.
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