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Armed Man Shot and Killed by Police in Black Canyon City


A man who tried to ambush police in Black Canyon City was shot and killed Friday night. According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Thomas Henzler fired a gun into the ceiling of his home on School House Road to get his wife’s attention. The wife managed to call 911 while Henzler got more ammunition and stated he would attempt “suicide by cop.” Henzler planned to set up an ambush at a bridge leading to the home, but was inside his house when sheriff’s deputies and DPS troopers arrived. They tried to contact Henzler, but got no response. Henzler then came out of the home and fired at officers, who returned fire and killed him. The wife escaped the house before her husband was shot.

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