Kingman police officer shoots man; Lake Havasu PD investigating

Subject allegedly threatened officer with knife

KINGMAN - A Kingman Police officer shot a man following a pursuit late Saturday afternoon, Deputy Police Chief Rusty Cooper confirmed on Wednesday.

Cooper was unable to provide much information because the officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Lake Havasu City Police Department, which he said was also handling the media end of things.

What Cooper was able to say is that officers responded to a disturbance call at the Flying J truck stop on Andy Devine Avenue sometime between 5 and 5:30 p.m.

A man fled from officers and headed into the desert off of Airway Avenue. Eventually, the fleeing man made his way to Old Highway 93 parallel to Interstate 40.

Cooper said the pursuit ended at DW Ranch Road. The man exited his vehicle holding a knife, said Cooper, and refused to obey officers' demands to drop the weapon, so he was shot and wounded.

According to Cooper, the man was not seriously hurt and has been released from the hospital.

Phone calls to Lake Havasu City Police Sgt. Troy Stirling were not immediately returned.