Suspect shoots police officer; man killed after Kingman PD fires back

Posted at 11:18 AM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 19:59:17-04

A man who allegedly opened fire on police has died after officers fired back in Kingman.

The incident happened on Thursday morning near Interstate 40 and Stockton Hill Road, the Bullhead City Police Department said. 

Police from the Kingman Police Department were at a home in the area executing a search warrant for stolen property. 

Officials said 53-year-old Jeffrey Clair Cave, a resident of Kingman, fired a weapon at officers. One officer was struck. Police then shot the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The injured officer was taken to a hospital where he underwent surgery. He is in stable condition. 

The Bullhead City Police Department is investigating the shooting; it is protocol for an outside agency to investigate officer-involved shootings, officials said.