July 11, 2017 - 5:49 pm
Updated July 11, 2017 - 9:49 pm
An unidentified man was killed Tuesday in a gun battle with two law enforcement officers in Golden Valley, Arizona.
Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster said the violence occurred following an attempted traffic stop at 1:10 p.m.
Schuster said the Ford Excursion targeted in the attempted stop was somehow connected with a drug-related search warrant executed earlier in the day. The sheriff said the Excursion, driven by a man, sped away with officers in pursuit. The driver abandoned roadways in favor of the desert as he fled.
Schuster said the man pulled over near the Mobile Road-Earl Drive intersection and ran away, pursued by running police. He said the man raised a firearm, drawing gunfire from a Drug Enforcement Administration agent and a deputy.
The officers were uninjured and the man was dead at the scene. The Bullhead City Police Department will investigate the officer-involved shooting separately.
No further details were available.