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Suspect killed Tuesday in gunbattle with authorities in Arizona

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.

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