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Arizona DPS: Trooper injured in incident involving shooting

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Posted at 7:15 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 19:42:14-05

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Authorities say one man is dead and another critically wounded after a shooting involving Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers in Flagstaff.

DPS officials say one trooper was shot in the left hand in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect and was treated and released from a hospital.

They say a trooper tried to stop an SUV for a traffic violation Wednesday night, but the vehicle sped off.

The driver stopped at a residential area where he and a passenger abandoned the SUV and fled on foot.

Troopers later located the two Flagstaff men and one of the suspects reportedly opened fire.

Troopers returned fire and authorities say 20-year-old Marcus Gishal was pronounced dead at the scene and 20-year-old Preston Oszust was taken to a hospital with critical injuries.