Arizona's Department of Public Safety and California Highway Patrol have announced today that a 26-year-old male suspect is dead after he refused to comply with enforcement in during a police stop on Thursday, January 24.
The man, Christian Albarran, was armed with a handgun and had multiple outstanding felony warrants for corporal punishment/spousal abuse and credit card fraud warrant with a bond of $250,000.
Albarran also had a history of arrests related to violent crimes and an order of protection against him for domestic violence.
Per AZDPS's press release, AZDPS recieved a CHP call around 1 p.m. on Thursday about a suspect's vehicle they had been pursuing since Yucca Valley, California, 146 miles from the Arizona-California border.
To intercept the vehicle, which was traveling down the I-10 towards the border, AZDPS troopers began to stage in preparation to stop Albarran.
After Albarran's vehicle got off on Ehrenberg Road, troopers initiated a traffic stop and attempted to negotiate with him.
Albarran refused to comply and also refused to keep his hands in sight. When Albarran made a "rapid and furtive movement indicating a lethal threat” , AZDPS troopers and a deputy from CHP responded lethally in defense, shooting at the suspect.
At this time, AZDPS said the incident remains under investigation. Updates will be provided here as they become available.