Cooper, a writer and significant figure in sovereign citizen and fringe conspiracy circles, had been openly defying county and federal officials. The U.S. Marshal Service had named him a major fugitive in 2000. Deputies serving a warrant for assault on a trespasser were met with a firefight; Cooper shot one of them twice in the head. Cooper was hit by return fire and died the next day. The deputy survived.

ID: 831

Victms Name: Milton William Cooper
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Race: European-American/White

City: Eagar
County: Apache
State: AZ
Zip Code: 85925
Country: United States of America

Agency: Apache County Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Cooper, a writer and significant figure in sovereign citizen and fringe conspiracy circles, had been openly defying county and federal officials. The U.S. Marshal Service had named him a major fugitive in 2000. Deputies serving a warrant for assault on a trespasser were met with a firefight; Cooper shot one of them twice in the head. Cooper was hit by return fire and died the next day. The deputy survived.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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