FBI Phoenix
Jill McCabe
(623) 466-1844
July 15, 2017

FBI Phoenix Investigating Assault on Federal Officer

The FBI Phoenix Field Office is investigating an assault on a federal officer that happened north of Globe, just off the San Carlos Reservation.

Around 2:00 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, law enforcement officers with the U.S. Forest Service and San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department, who were part of a multi-agency law enforcement effort searching for the suspect who fired shots at a forest service employee in Forest Lakes, Arizona on July 4, came across an individual who fired on officers. Officers fired back, killing the suspect.

No officers were injured.

This individual who was killed is believed to be the same person who shot at a Forest Service Employee in Forest Lakes, Arizona on July 4, 2017.

Investigators have identified the individual; however, we are awaiting notification of next of kin.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has jurisdiction for any assault on federal officers. This investigation continues and is being worked with a number of agencies including the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department, the U.S. Forest Service along with the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, who were part of the joint investigation stemming from the July 4 shooting incident.

Because this is an active and ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.