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Traffic stop leaves suspect dead, officer injured on I-10 near Willcox

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WILLCOX, Ariz. (KVOA) - An officer was injured during a traffic stop that led to a suspect being shot and killed.

The incident started when the officer attempted a traffic stop on Interstate 10 near Willcox Thursday morning, according to Cochise County Sheriff's Office.

CCSO says the officer was shot in the chest and shoulder and sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Interstate 10 westbound has reopened at milepost 340 in Willcox, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

It has not yet been released on what prompted the initial traffic stop.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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