A suspect was killed Sunday following a double stabbing in evolved into a police pursuit and a deadly exchange of gunfire with officers in northwest Arizona. The Mohave County sheriff’s office said the double stabbing occurred about 6:30 p.m. at a business in the community of Wikieup.
Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Trish Carter said one stabbing victim was released after treatment at a Kingman hospital and the other was reported in stable condition following treatment at a Las Vegas hospital.
Deputy Kingman Police Chief Rusty Cooper said the unidentified stabbing suspect allegedly swiped a heavy duty service truck from the business and drove north and into Kingman. He said the big rig eventually stopped at the Interstate 40 and Andy Devine Avenue exit where the suspect and officers reportedly exchanged gunfire at about 7:30 p.m.
The two officers were not injured but the suspect was dead at the scene. The Department of Public Safety is conducting the shooting investigation and further details are expected later today.