Texas man fatally shot during pursuit in Arizona identified

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David Jay Juarez was shot during a pursuit in northwestern Arizona. (Source: azdps.gov) David Jay Juarez was shot during a pursuit in northwestern Arizona. (Source: azdps.gov)
KINGMAN, AZ (AP) -

Authorities have released the name of a stabbing suspect who was fatally shot during a pursuit in northwestern Arizona.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials on Monday announced that 41-year-old David Jay Juarez of Texas died at the scene of the May 14 shooting in the Kingman area.

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Juarez's hometown wasn't immediately released.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office says Juarez stabbed two people before fleeing in a pickup truck.

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Sheriff's officials asked DPS for assistance with the pursuit if it reached Interstate 40.

Authorities say Juarez made erratic lane changes and then a U-turn and was driving the wrong way on I-40 before a Kingman police officer and a DPS trooper fired shots at the suspect.

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DPS says it is conducting both an administrative and criminal investigation of the incident.

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