Man accused of killing Arizona police officer found, Blue Alert canceled

Man accused of killing Arizona police officer found, Blue Alert canceled

The former sheriff's deputy was scheduled to retire from the Show Low police department in February, Molesa said.

The shooting of Erickson came after he pulled a gun Tuesday, Nov. 8, and shot Officer Darrin Reed of the Show Low police department when Read was responding to a report of a disturbance at a restaurant, the department said in a statement.

The suspect in that shooting later was shot to death by officers following a manhunt and standoff.

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The Arizona Department of Public Safety confirmed the Blue Alert issued for 36-year-old Daniel Erickson had been canceled, as law enforcement had him barricaded inside a cabin in the Pinetop-Lakeside area.

Tuesday night, the Arizona Department of Transportation said USA 260 near Lake of the Woods Resort is closed in Lakeside due to a police incident, which DPS later said was related to the search for Erickson. The officer, later identified as Darrin Reed, was hospitalized in critical condition but later died. During approximately six and half hours of negotiations with Erickson, he sporadically shot at officers. He was killed when officers returned fire.

UPDATE 4:58 p.m.: Two suspects still at large.

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Earlier in the day, police said all schools were immediately placed on a lockdown because of a threat in the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with them following this tragic incident.

At 7:30 p.m., ADOT reported that U.S. 60 was closed in Show Low.

And Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich tweeted: "Rest In Peace Ofcr Darrin Reed".

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