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Navajo Nation Police Officer Shot, Flown to Hospital


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The Navajo Nation says a tribal police officer has been shot in northern Arizona and a suspect is in custody. (story continued below video)

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Officer Joseph Gregg is reportedly in stable condition at the hospital

Navajo Nation spokesman Deswood Tome says Officer Gregg was shot in the face Saturday in Kaibeto and was flown to a Flagstaff hospital.

Tome says Gregg was wounded by a 12-gauge shotgun.

The armed suspect then barricaded himself inside a home with an unknown number of children inside. Tome says authorities were later able to apprehend the suspect.

Tome says he did not know yet the identity of the suspect. He says police were initially called to respond to some sort of disturbance.

Tome says the Arizona Department of Public Safety is assisting in the investigation.

Kaibeto is about 150 miles north of Flagstaff.

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