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Man shot by Mohave County Sheriff's deputy during traffic stop

Wife in vehicle at time
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Posted at 11:10 AM, Oct 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-29 14:32:35-04

A 34-year-old Kingman man is dead after being shot by a Mohave County Sheriff's deputy shortly after midnight Oct. 29.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies on patrol stopped a vehicle on Gordon Avenue in Kingman. The man inside the vehicle attempted to escape and hit two police vehicles. The man then began driving towards a deputy. The deputy fired at the suspect.

Kenneth Jack Kennedy was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was in the vehicle at the time but she was not hurt.

The sheriff's office says that the deputy has been with them for 8 years. The deputy has been put on administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated. The investigation will be handled by the Bullhead City Police Department.