KINGMAN - A Kingman Police Officer has been placed on administrative leave following the fatal shooting of a suspect who led law enforcement agencies on a high speed pursuit Sunday.
The leave is standard protocol for such incidents.
According to Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper, at about 7:30 p.m., the Kingman Police Department assisted the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in the pursuit of a suspect wanted for aggravated assault in Wikieup earlier in the evening.
The pursuit ended on Andy Devine Avenue near the Interstate 40 intersection where officers shot and killed the suspect.
Andy Devine Avenue at I-40 was closed for several hours during the investigation and has since been reopened to traffic. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is conducting the criminal investigation.
KINGMAN – A chase that started in Wikieup came to an end at the Andy Devine Avenue and Interstate 40 interchange Sunday night.
According to Mohave County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Trish Carter, deputies were dispatched to a business in the 17000 block of Highway 93 at about 6:30 p.m. regarding multiple stabbings.
Witnesses said a suspect allegedly stole a vehicle near the business and drove north. Deputies spotted the vehicle and initiated a pursuit, which was taken over Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers.
A stabbing victim was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center and later released. Another victim was transported to University Medical Center in Las Vegas and later reported in stable condition.
The cause of the incident is unknown and under investigation. The suspect is no longer on the run. More information will be forthcoming when made available.
KINGMAN - Police activity continues along Andy Devine Avenue at I-40. One southbound lane for travel is open at this time. The eastbound I-40 exit ramp at Andy Devine Avenue is closed at this time.
KINGMAN - Kingman Police Department has shut down Andy Devine Avenue at Interstate 40 due to "police action and investigation."
Expect the area to be closed to traffic for hours.
KPD is asking that everyone "avoid the area and take (an) alternate route."
More information will be reported when it becomes available.