Oak Creek Canyon was closed on State Route 89A at milepost 377 to the Rainbow Trout Farm from 4:15 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 5. Law enforcement responded to a call of shots fired around 4:15 p.m. The FBI was been called to the scene because the incident happened on federal land. According to sources, a female U.S. Forest Service employee was involved in the incident. The FBI has reportedly identified the suspect as Tyler Miller, 51, of Hutchinson, Kansas.
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The Coconino County Sheriff's Office, Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, Sedona Police Department, Sedona Fire District, Arizona Department of Public Safety and USFS Law Enforcement all have officers at the scene.
The FBI is expected to release details of the shooting Saturday, Jan. 6. We had a journalist who was been on the scene since the road was closed between 4 and 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
The road reopened at 9:32 p.m,, according to city of Sedona officials, after being closed from the Rainbow Trout Farm to the switchbacks.
Drivers heading between Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon were advised to detour to State Route 179 and Interstate 17, then back down State Route 89A.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS