BUCKEYE, Ariz. (AP/FOX 10) -- The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a trooper shot and killed a suspect who opened fire during a traffic stop.
DPS troopers say they tried to pull over a minivan around 9 p.m. the night of March 9 near Jackrabbit Trail and Lewis Avenue. The driver refused to stop, eventually rolling the minivan.
Two people climbed out of the wreckage. 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 but was not hospitalized.
According to DPS, German had an active felony warrant for failure to appear for sentencing on drug-related charges.
The second suspect took off from the scene and troopers are still trying to track that person down. Officials did not have his identity.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call DPS at (602) 223-2000.
FOX 10 reported this story from Phoenix.