- Associated Press - Monday, March 11, 2019

BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a trooper shot and killed a suspect who opened fire during a traffic stop.

DPS officials say the shooting occurred shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday in Buckeye.

A trooper in a patrol vehicle was pursuing a minivan just north of I-10 on Jackrabbit Trail when the minivan ended up rolling on its side.

Two suspects got out of the car. One fired a handgun at the trooper, who returned fire and fatally wounded him.

The armed suspect has been identified as 40-year-old Jose German.



The trooper suffered a minor injury.

DPS says German had an active felony warrant for failure to appear for sentencing on drug-related charges.

The second suspect is still at large.

Officials did not have his identity.

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