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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:01 am

Parker area law enforcement agencies and the emergency medical services responded Monday afternoon to a shooting that occurred in the 1900 block of Mohave Avenue near Parker. Three schools located less that two blocks away were temporarily placed on lock-down.

Parker Police Chief Rod Mendoza said Colorado River Indian Tribes’ Police officers responded to a domestic violence call. The suspect allegedly brandished a weapon and was shot by tribal officers.

The incident occurred on a section of Mohave Avenue that connects the town with La Paz Regional Hospital.

Three nearby schools, Parker High School, Wallace Elementary School and Wallace Junior High School, were put on lock-down from 2:55 to 3:20 p.m. Parker Unified School District Assistant Superintendent Brad Sale told the Pioneer they decided not to take any chances, given the incident last week at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

“We’d rather have a dozen false alarms than something like that,” he said.

Sale thanked the Parker Police Department for letting them know about the shooting and when the lock-down could be lifted.

As of press time, no further information on the incident was available, including the name and the condition of the suspect.

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