QUARTZSITE, Ariz. (AP) - A man killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers in Arizona has been identified as being from California.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the man was 34-year-old Rodolfo Ballardo of Wasco, a Central Valley farming community.
The DPS says Ballardo fired at a state trooper during an Interstate 10 traffic stop, led officers on a chase, hijacked a tractor-trailer and shot at U.S. Border Patrol agents before the fatal shootout in Quartzsite with officers from three agencies.
The DPS says 43-year-old Mexican national Marcos Ricardo Ruiz-Zazueta was driving the car in which Ballardo was a passenger and has been arrested on suspicion of drug offenses in addition to felony murder in Ballardo's death.
It's not immediately known whether Ruiz-Zazueta has an attorney who could comment on the allegations.