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Fri, Jan. 24

PVPD officers go on leave as result of fatal shooting

PRESCOTT VALLEY – The Prescott Valley Police Department has placed two officers who were involved in a deadly shooting on Saturday on administrative leave while another agency investigates the incident.

Jacob Bradley Jackson and Mark Allen Postula, both master patrol officers, are taking routine administrative leave per the department's policy while the Department of Public Safety is conducting an investigation regarding the shooting incident that left a 25-year-old Prescott Valley man dead.

Martin Anthony Andrews Jr. died the same night after emergency personal airlifted him to John C. Lincoln hospital in Phoenix.

The Prescott Valley Police Department report states that at around 5:42 p.m., the two officers went to Sauter Drive West to investigate a report of gunshots being fired. When the officers arrived on scene, they encountered an armed man inside of a garage, the report said. When the man pointed a rifle at the officers, both sides exchanged gunfire.

After the man suffered gunshot wounds he retreated into his house and barricaded himself, the report continues. Later on, the Prescott Valley Police Department's Special Response Team (SRT) arrived on the scene and took the man into custody without further incident. The two Prescott Valley officers did not receive any injuries during the incident.

In other police news:

• A 54-year-old Prescott man is in custody in connection with an alleged indecent exposure incident at his house.

Marshal Dwayne Brown faces three counts of indecent exposure after he allegedly exposed his private parts to children.

According to a Yavapai County Sheriff's Office report, on Sunday deputies went to investigate a report of a man exposing himself in the trailer park on Overland Drive in Prescott.

Witnesses told the deputies that Brown had moved into the trailer park about two months ago and was often left to watch his 9-year-old grandson when the parents were not there, the report states.

The witness stated that Brown often locked the trailer door, not allowing his grandson inside during these times when he was supposed to be watching him.

Then, on Sunday, the witnesses' two grandchildren were playing with Brown's grandson and went to the trailer to try and get Brown to let his grandson in, the report states. According to the children, Brown answered the door of the trailer with no clothing on and made no attempt to cover his private parts.

Authorities later determined both parents of the boy had failure to appear warrants out of Prescott courts. Child Protective Services is investigating the child's living situation.

• A 7-year-old Spring Valley boy is in a hospital after a Saturday accident that involved the boy's bike and a car.

According to a Yavapai County Sheriff's Office report, a witness of the 4:15 p.m. accident told deputies that the boy was riding his bike down a hillside to the left of Lakeview Place and that he and another driver stopped to allow the boy to ride past. At that point, the boy turned right onto Lakeview and drove his bike into one of the vehicles, the report states. There was extensive damage to the bike and noticeable damage to the car.

Emergency personnel airlifted the boy to St. Joseph's hospital for treatment of his facial and head injuries. The driver is not facing any charges, the report states.

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