On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at approximately 9:45 p.m. the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office was advised that Officers of the Kingman Police Department were involved in a fatal shooting. The Kingman Police Department immediately requested the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office conduct an independent criminal investigation into the shooting. The shooting occurred in the 2200 block of Lucille Avenue, Kingman, Arizona.Officer Chaz Truver in a field training program with his Field Training Officer Wayne Hollon, 13 year veteran, of the Kingman Police Department were first to arrive to a reported Domestic Violence in progress 911 call in the 2200 block Lucille Avenue where the male subject lived with his mother.
The reporting party advised the male subject was punching holes in the wall of the residence and was acting violently. Upon arrival and approach to the front door, Ryan Dean Burgess, 31, exited the front door and pointed a gun at Officer Hollon, Officer Truver immediately gave commands to drop the gun and then fired several rounds, striking and killing Burgess. The firearm Burgess was holding was later identified as a CO2 powered BB gun. The BB gun was a replica of a Colt Defender 1911 semi-automatic pistol. The weapon is the exact same size shape and weight of the real weapon. Officer Hollon injured his knee during the incident and he was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.
The Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office transported Burgess to the Medical examiners Officer for an autopsy which has yet to be scheduled. Alcohol is believed to be a factor.