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Kingman Police investigating shooting by Lake Havasu officer

LAKE HAVAU CITY - A Lake Havasu City man was killed by police who responded to a domestic incident at about midnight Sunday.

Devin Christopher Scott, 20, was pronounced dead at Havasu Regional Medical Center after a Lake Havasu City police officer shot him twice at a home in the 2400 block of Everglades Drive.

Havasu police initially responded to the home at about 8:20 p.m.

They determined Scott caused the disturbance, but he had left by the time police arrived, only to return at about midnight.

People in the home would not let him in and Scott allegedly broke windows, banged on doors, broke exterior lights and forced his way inside.

Scott barricaded himself in a room by the time police returned. They reportedly forced open the bedroom door and were confronted by Scott, who allegedly had a knife in his hand, according to Rusty Cooper, deputy police chief of the Kingman department, which was called in to investigate the officer-involved shooting.

One officer used a Taser, which apparently had no effect on Scott. He was shot when he "aggressively approached" police, said Cooper. Another officer fired twice, striking Scott in the torso and arm. They administered first aid, but Scott was dead on arrival at the hospital.

Inside the home were Scott's father, who called police, his girlfriend and his 2-year-old daughter. They were not injured.

The officer, who has been on the force for 17 months, was placed on administrative leave, which is routine.

Cooper said the investigation is ongoing.

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