UPDATE: Charges filed against suspects in Kingman officer-involved shooting

UPDATE JULY 6: The Mohave County Attorney’s Office has filed charges against two people in a shooting involving officers.

Anthony Axton, 32 of Kingman, and Francis William Allison, 58 of Kingman, have been charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, misconduct involving weapons, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping, misconduct involving body armor and criminal damage. 

ORIGINAL STORY

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting involving two Kingman Police Department officers that occurred on July 1.

According to a press release, Kingman police officers responded to an armed robbery around 10 p.m. at a business in the 3600 block of Andy Devine Avenue in Kingman, Arizona. When officers arrived, the suspect reportedly opened fire on them, striking their police cars.  Both officers returned fire, shooting a suspect who was wearing body armor in the face.

That suspect was taken into custody and transported to a nearby hospital. A second suspect, who was not involved in the shooting, has not yet been located.

Neither officer was injured during the incident.

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