The Daily Courier Logo
Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
8:44 AM Tue, Oct. 23rd

One dead in Havasu officer-involved shooting

Lake Havasu City Police officers cordoned off the area of Rainbow Lane Wednesday morning after an officer-involved shooting left one man dead. (Brandon Messick/For the Daily Miner)

Lake Havasu City Police officers cordoned off the area of Rainbow Lane Wednesday morning after an officer-involved shooting left one man dead. (Brandon Messick/For the Daily Miner)

A Lake Havasu City man is dead after an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning.

The cul de sac of Rainbow Lane was closed Wednesday as officers examined the scene of the shooting incident. Officers were dispatched to the area shortly before 3 a.m. in reference to a domestic disturbance, after receiving an open 911 call from a residence. According to a Lake Havasu City press release, a man and woman could be heard screaming during the call.

Officers arrived within minutes and attempted to contact one of the involved parties, city officials said Wednesday.

Three Havasu police officers fired on the unidentified male, and paramedics were dispatched to the scene. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured during the incident, city officials said. Police have not yet been able to comment on the need for deadly force in this case.

The three officers will be placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure in any officer-involved shooting.

The shooting will be investigated by the Kingman Police Department, and more information will be released to the public as it becomes available.