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Flagstaff Police have identified the man shot and killed by officers during a shootout in the Walmart parking lot on Huntington Drive Thursday night as 29-year-old Sean D. Brady of Flagstaff.

Police were called to the Walmart at approximately 9:48 p.m. Thursday after Brady was reported brandishing a weapon, Flagstaff Police spokesman Sgt. Cory Runge said in a press release.

Runge said the dispute stemmed from an argument about Brady playing loud music in the parking lot when people who were sleeping there asked him to turn down the volume. Brady refused and pulled out his gun. 

When officers arrived, Brady was inside his truck. Officers asked Brady to show his hands and exit the truck. At that time, Brady pulled out a handgun and fired at one of the officers, missing him, Runge said.

Body camera footage from one of the officers shows the officer asking Brady to turn off his vehicle several times before Brady fires at officers.

The officer and two backup officers returned fire multiple times each, Runge said. The truck rolled forward and collided with a light pole, Runge said. Officers formed a perimeter around the truck until the SWAT team could arrive to approach the vehicle safely.

Brady was removed from the truck and pronounced dead on the scene.

In the vehicle, officers found two rifles, a handgun, boxes of ammunition and several used casings, Runge said.

The three officers involved in the shooting, Pat Condon, Dustin Hemp and Ryan Sherif, have been placed on administrative leave following the shooting in accordance with protocol, Runge said. No officers were hurt in the shootout with Brady. One of the officers involved was in field training with one of the other officers. The other two officers have been with the department for "many years," Runge said. 

The Multi-Agency Officer Involved Shoot Team was called to investigate the shooting, and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office has been identified as the lead agency in the investigation.

Runge said police had no contact with Brady before the shooting. 

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City Government and Development Reporter

Corina Vanek covers city government, city growth and development for the Arizona Daily Sun.

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