A Lake Havasu City man was critically wounded when shot by local police early this morning. The Kingman Police Department is conducting an independent review of the officer-involved shooting at 12:40 a.m. in the 1600 block of S. Palo Verde Boulevard.
Deputy Kingman police chief Rusty Cooper said SWAT team officers were executing a drug-related search warrant inside the home when 21-year-old Charlie Gonzalez raised a handgun and fired one round at the SWAT team.
``At least two officers returned fire, shooting Gonzalez multiple times," Cooper said. ``Officers were not injured."
Cooper said Gonzalez was rushed to Lake Havasu Regional Medical center where he was last listed in extremely critical condition.
The two unidentified officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol in police-involved shootings. It is also customary in Arizona to have another law enforcement agency to conduct independent investigations of shootings involving officers from other agencies.