Suspect fatally shot after firing on DPS officer in Buckeye

March 11, 2019 GMT

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.