The Latest: Police kill suspect in Arizona officer's death

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Posted: Nov 09, 2016 9:33 AM

SHOW LOW, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of a man suspected of killing a police officer in Arizona:

7:20 a.m.

Authorities say a man suspected of killing an Arizona police officer was fatally shot by officers who had surrounded a cabin where he was holed up.

KNXV-TV in Phoenix reports (http://bit.ly/2eU4dBC) authorities say 36-year-old Daniel Erickson shot at police after more than 6 hours of negotiations late Tuesday, and officers returned fire on the man who was barricaded inside a cabin near Show Low, 180 miles northeast of Phoenix.

Police said officer Darrin Reed was taken to a hospital in critical condition after the 1:30 p.m. shooting outside a fast-food restaurant and later died, police said. There was no immediate word on a motive.

Police said Erickson was a convicted felon who has served two prison sentences in Arizona — a four-year term for a drug conviction in 2009 and five months for an endangerment conviction in 2007.