KINGMAN – Kingman police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man Saturday during a gun battle with Mohave County sheriff's deputies in the desert northwest of Kingman.
Deputies responded to an aggravated assault call from the 1100 block of Mabel Road, which is off Cottonwood Road, Kingman police Lt.
Dean Brice said.
Trish Carter, a sherff's spokeswoman, said deputies contacted a 24-year-old man who stated another man with a gun had threatened him.
Several other people reportedly were in the residence at the time.
A search began for the suspect.
Kingman Ranger, the Arizona Department of Public Safety air rescue helicopter, was called in to assist around 12:25 p.m., DPS paramedic Darren Winters said.
Ranger quickly located the suspect, identified as Bart Louis Robinson, 40, of Dolan Springs.
He was arrested by deputies and booked into the Mohave County Jail on an aggravated assault charge and four counts of endangerment, all felonies, Carter said.
Deputies also were following up a lead about a second man who had been seen at the residence.
That man was being sought in connection with a shooting July 27 in the 3600 block of Cardinal Lane in the Birdland area, Carter said.
"We were circling the area when a deputy advised us that shots had been fired," Winters said.
Deputies closed in on the second man, who reportedly was armed with a rifle or shotgun and a handgun, Brice said.
"He ignored commands to stop and drop his weapons," Brice said.
"He turned and charged at two deputies, firing the handgun.
"All five deputies returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times."
An autopsy was planned for today to positively determine the identity of the suspect and cause of death, Brice said.
The deputies were placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation, Carter said.