Hutchinson man's family is seeking answers in his death in Arizona

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Hutchinson businessman has died from his injuries after he was shot by authorities in Arizona.

The attorney for the family of 51-year-old Tyler Miller, Matt Bretz, confirmed Miller was shot Friday by an Arizona forest officer. The shooting happened just north of Sedona along State Route 89-A.

The family says Miller was on his way to a men's retreat. The family's attorney says the FBI said Miller was driving on a curvy mountain road when he lost control of his pickup truck and went off the road. Miller's vehicle hit a large rock. It's not yet clear how events evolved into Miller being shot near the scene of the accident. Attorney Matt Bretz says Miller was unarmed when he was shot.

A witness tells our sister station in Arizona that after Miller crashed he stripped naked and ran towards the female officer before he was shot.

“It’s shocking and unimaginable when you consider the kind of man Mr. Miller is,” the family’s attorney Matt Bretz, said.

"The story doesn't make sense. Ty is not the kind of person that would have gotten aggressive, would have gotten confrontive, would have done anything," friend and business partner Shane Walker said. "He was unarmed and I don't understand what he would have done to make anybody shoot him."

Miller, an entrepreneur, owned TNT Bonding in Hutchinson.

The FBI is investigating the shooting and has not released any more information. Keep checking with KAKE News for updates.

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