Officer David Kellywood with the White Mountain Apache Police Department was fatally shot early Monday. - Image courtesy of White Mountain Apache Police Department. 

Officer David Kellywood with the White Mountain Apache Police Department was fatally shot early Monday.

Image courtesy of White Mountain Apache Police Department. 

An officer with the White Mountain Apache Police Department was fatally shot early Monday in Arizona.

According to AZfamily.com, Officer David Kellywood responded to a call of gunfire at a casino shortly after midnight and upon arrival at the scene immediately came under fire.

"The subject immediately engaged in a violent, physical altercation with the officer, during which, the officer was shot," Navajo County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. "A second responding officer arrived shortly after, and fearing for his life and the public’s safety, shot the suspect."

Both the officer and suspect were transported to a nearby hospital where they died of their injuries.

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