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Suspect killed in I-10 shootout near Quartzsite after chase

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QUARTZSITE - Arizona authorities say a man was killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers after earlier firing at a state trooper during a traffic stop and then leading officers on a chase that included hijacking a tractor-trailer rig near the Arizona-California line.
    
Trooper Kameron Lee says the incident ended in the town of Quartzsite on Wednesday morning when the suspect got off eastbound I-10 several hours after initially firing at a trooper during a traffic stop on westbound I-10.
    
Lee says the trucker whose rig was stolen suffered minor injuries but that no officers were injured.

A 24-mile (39-kilometer) stretch of westbound Interstate 10 has reopened.
    
No identities were released but Lee says preliminary information indicates the dead suspect was a "career criminal" sought on arrest warrants.
    
Lee says the incident began when a trooper pulled over a car for a traffic violation. He says the suspect drove off in the car after unsuccessfully trying to shoot the officer.

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