Authorities ID teen fatally shot by DPS officer

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a teenager who was fatally shot by an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer.

Phoenix police say 15-year-old Alexander Wilson was wanted on a felony warrant for armed robbery.

They say a DPS officer ran a license plate on a vehicle in west Phoenix about 9:30 p.m. Sunday and learned it was reported stolen Friday.

The vehicle pulled into a gas station and the DPS officer told the driver and his passenger to exit the car.

Police say the driver instead revved the engines and allegedly drove at the 31-year-old DPS officer, who fired once.

The driver was declared dead at the scene while his 18-year-old passenger fled the scene and turned himself in to police early Monday. His name hasn't been released yet.