Navajo police officer shot in Arizona

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Posted: Oct 12, 2014 12:35 AM

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation says a tribal police officer has been shot in northern Arizona and a suspect is in custody.

Navajo Nation spokesman Deswood Tome says Officer Joseph Gregg was shot in the face Saturday in Kaibeto. He was taken to Flagstaff and then a Phoenix hospital and listed stable condition.

Tome says the officer was wounded by a 12-gauge shotgun and exchanged gunfire with the male suspect.

The suspect was also wounded and was receiving hospital treatment, but Tome didn't have further details.

The armed suspect barricaded himself after the shooting inside a home with an unknown number of children inside. Tome says authorities were later able to apprehend him.

Tome says police were initially called to respond to some sort of disturbance.

The FBI has taken over the investigation.

Kaibeto is about 75 miles north of Flagstaff.