Releasing information on behalf of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and Governing Body, the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office said the White Mountain Apache Police Department received a report of gunfire near the Hon-Dah Resort Casino shortly before 1 a.m. The first officer on the scene found the man described in that call.
“The subject immediately engaged in a violent, physical altercation with the officer, during which, the officer was shot,” NCSO said in news release.
A second officer shot the subject. Both the subject and Officer Kellywood died at a local hospital.