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Update on officer-involved shooting on Newcastle Lane

Post Date:01/26/2020 10:03 a.m.

SEDONA, Ariz. – On Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, an officer-involved shooting occurred in the 50-block of Newcastle Lane.

The Coconino County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased as 41-year-old Jonathan David Messare, who was originally from Oregon and relocated to Sedona in the summer of 2019.

The two officers in this incident were Sgt. Casey Pelletier, an eight-year veteran with the Sedona Police Department, and Officer William Hunt, a 14-year veteran with the Sedona Police Department. Per the Sedona Police Department’s standard protocol related to all officer-involved shootings, Pelletier and Hunt have been placed on paid leave. Neither officer was injured.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) is still investigating this incident and as the Sedona Police Department gathers more details, additional information will be released.

"This was a significant, unfortunate event for all involved – for David Messare, his family and friends, the involved officers, our entire police department and our community. An officer hopes to go their entire career without having to discharge their weapon. Our hearts go out to everyone affected and we will continue to release details as we gather them," says Sedona Police Department Chief of Police Charles Husted.

For the original press release for this incident, go here.

The Sedona Police Department encourages any witnesses with information regarding this incident to contact the Arizona DPS at (602) 223-2212.  

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