DPS: 1 man dead, another wounded after shooting in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say one man is dead and another critically wounded after a shooting involving Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers in Flagstaff.
DPS officials say one trooper was shot in the left hand in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect and was treated and released from a hospital.
They say a trooper tried to stop an SUV for a traffic violation Wednesday night, but the vehicle sped off.
The driver stopped at a residential area where he and a passenger abandoned the SUV and fled on foot.
Troopers later located the two Flagstaff men and one of the suspects reportedly opened fire.
Troopers returned fire and authorities say 20-year-old Marcus Gishal was pronounced dead at the scene and 20-year-old Preston Oszust was taken to a hospital with critical injuries.