Fugitive Wanted For Shooting Killed By Deputies in Arizona

On Monday, a fugitive wanted in a recent Arizona shooting incident and on a parole violation in Oregon has been killed, authorities said.

Following a chase in Prescott Valley, Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials said 42-year-old Edward Kayer was fatally shot by deputies Monday night.

Kayer, a resident of Carefree, was wanted by Sedona police for allegedly firing more than a dozen shots outside a restaurant on Feb. 27 after an argument.

Nobody was injured in the shooting incident, but Kayer fled the scene by the time authorities arrived.

Kayer was convicted of manslaughter in Oregon and served a 15-year prison sentence. He was prohibited from possessing a gun and was wanted for a parole violation in connection to the manslaughter case, authorities said.

Sedona police received a tip Monday afternoon that Kayer was in Prescott Valley and he was spotted on a motorcycle.

Prescott Valley police said Kayer refused to pull over and abandoned his motorcycle in the flee.

Deputies found Kayer hiding in a field around 10 p.m. where he reportedly fired multiple shots at officers before they returned fire. Kayer was pronounced dead at the scene.

 


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