Farmington — A Shiprock man was arrested in connection to an officer-involved shooting Friday night at Chaco River Apartments in Shiprock.
Shiprock Criminal Investigations officers arrested Victor Tyler, 44, on Tuesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. He is expected to appear Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque.
At about 9:30 p.m. Friday, Navajo Nation police officers responded to a domestic disturbance at Chaco River Apartments, off of U.S. Highway 491, said FBI spokesman Frank Fisher in a news release.
Cheryl Tyler, Victor Tyler's wife, called police to report her husband was "getting rowdy," according to federal court documents.
When two police officers arrived, Victor Tyler had armed himself with two kitchen knives and locked himself in a bathroom in the apartment, according to court documents.
Victor Tyler soon came out of the bathroom and confronted the officers in the kitchen area of the apartment.
Cheryl Tyler told investigators that her husband told police: "Just end my life; I'm tired of living like this," according to court documents.
Victor Tyler threw one of the knives at an officer and the blade struck the officer's foot.
The officer was not identified in court documents. The FBI agent investigating the shooting described the officer as a 50-year-old woman.
That officer fired four shots at Victor Tyler after he threw the knife. He was hit in the upper torso. He was treated at Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock and released later that night.
The officer was treated for a 4-centimeter cut to her foot.
The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are investigating the shooting.