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Man critical after Lake Havasu City police shooting

December 12, 2020 GMT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Arizona say a man is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot by police who were trying to arrest him.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s office says 29-year-old Jon Steven Douglas of Lake Havasu City was in an area hospital Friday. He was shot by a Lake Havasu City police officer Thursday night following a struggle with police. The sheriff’s office says Douglas was unarmed.

The sheriff’s office said in a news release that Douglas was inside a business when city police officers who knew he had a felony warrant spotted him. They say as officers moved in to take him into custody Douglas tried to run away and a struggle ensued with one of the officers. One officer then shot Douglas.

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Two Lake Havasu City officers involved in the shooting are on routine administrative leave while the sheriff’s office investigates the shooting.