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5:13 PM Thu, Jan. 17th

Kingman: Man with warrant out of Kingman forces lockdown at Bearizona, captured.

The crash scene

The crash scene

Update: The suspect has been captured.

WILLIAMS (AP) – A wildlife park in northern Arizona is on lockdown as Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies search for a suspect who allegedly fired shots at law enforcement who were chasing him.


John Freeman

Authorities say John Freeman has a warrant for his arrest out of Kingman and should be considered armed and dangerous. A sheriff’s deputy tried to stop Freeman’s vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 near Ask Fork around 10:45 a.m. Monday.

The vehicle kept going and a man who was thrown from the car has been detained.

Authorities say a high-speed chase ensued until the suspect’s vehicle became disabled and crashed into a culvert near the Bearizona Wildlife Park.

They say Freeman exited the car and fired at least one shot at the deputy before disappearing into the forest.