Trooper shooting and deadly crash results in suspect's arrest: DPS

KINGMAN, Ariz. - DPS officials have released details surrounding a trooper-involved shooting that happened in Kingman.

In a statement, a DPS spokesperson said the shooting happened on the night of Jan. 26, when detectives with DPS' State Gang Task Force tried to contact a driver in the Northwestern Arizona city.

"As detectives approached the suspect vehicle, the suspect rammed two detective vehicles, at which point a trooper-involved shooting occurred," read a part of the statement.

The suspect, investigators said, fled the area, and a short time later was involved in a crash.

"This collision resulted in the death of a driver in a vehicle unrelated to the initial incident," read another part of the statement. "The deceased victim in the collision has been identified as Sarah Bingham, 21, of Kingman."

<div>Juan Javier Ortiz</div>
Juan Javier Ortiz

The suspect, who DPS identified as 44-year-old Juan Javier Ortiz, was taken into custody with minor injuries, and was later booked in to Mohave County Jail on multiple alleged acts of felony.

"No AZDPS detectives or law enforcement personnel were injured," officials wrote.

An investigation by DPS' Major Incident Division remains ongoing.