While the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) remains tight-lipped about its investigation of an officer-involved shooting in Kingman, the Mohave County Sheriff’s office is providing information regarding how it all started.

Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said the violence began early Sunday afternoon in Wikieup, some 50 miles southeast of Kingman. Carter said two employers were stabbed by a man who had worked for them for only a couple of months.

Carter said a 65-year-old man suffered a minor injury while his 44-year-old son was still listed in critical condition early Tuesday afternoon at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Deputy Kingman police Chief Rusty Cooper said his agency was asked to provide support after the unidentified suspect stole a service pickup truck from his employers and their unidentified business and drove north to Kingman, while pursued by sheriff’s office and DPS personnel.

Cooper said the suspect endangered other motorists by driving erratically after leaving Interstate 40 and entering Kingman. Cooper said at least two officers ended the pursuit when they opened fire, resulting in the death of the suspect.

Further details are withheld while DPS Victim’s Crime Unit personnel conduct the officer-involved shooting investigation.

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