According to a National Park Service press release, at approximately 1 a.m. on October 11, an officer involved shooting occurred on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
According to officials, the involved ranger and the suspect sustained minor injuries due to the incident. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for assessment.
The suspect is in custody at this time. NPS does not believe there to be any ongoing safety concerns for the public. The park remains open and all visitor services are available.
The NPS's Investigative Services Branch (ISB) is on scene at the Grand Canyon, and is leading the investigation. Notifications have been made to the FBI.
Upon completion of the investigation, it will be submitted to the United States Attorney's Office District of Arizona. Additionally, the NPS Office of Professional Responsibility will provide an objective and thorough internal investigation into the officer's actions. Involved officers are placed on administrative leave while these investigations occur.