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Officer shoots suspect on reservation east of Phoenix

PHOENIX -- An officer-involved shooting on reservation land closed a highway east of Phoenix overnight.

The shooting occurred Wednesday night on the San Carlos Indian Reservation east of Globe. Authorities shut down U.S. 70, the main route that connects Globe with the Safford area.

A suspect was reportedly shot and airlifted to a Phoenix hospital. No other details were available.

The San Carlos Police Department, the Department of Public Safety and the FBI are working on the investigation.

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Position: Senior News Reporter. Started with KTAR July 4, 1999.

Favorite spots in Arizona: Pinetop-Lakeside, Alpine, Greer.

Have covered some of the biggest stories in Arizona including nine of the top 10 largest wildfires in state history. The Wallow Fire in 2011 became the largest fire in state history. Rodeo-Chediski Fire in June 2002, which is the second largest fire in Arizona. Covered the Yarnell Hill Tragedy in June 2013 that left 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots dead.

Favorite movies: True Grit, both 1969 John Wayne classic and the remake with Jeff Bridges and Lonesome Dove.

Sports Teams: Washington State University Cougars, Texas Longhorns, The University of Montana Grizzlies.

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