Two law enforcement officers from the Clifton area were wounded and a suspect was killed late Monday in a shooting near Morenci, officials said.

The officers, a Clifton police officer and a Greenlee County deputy, were brought to the University of Arizona Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening wounds, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan, a spokesman for the Tucson Police Department said Tuesday.

The officers were identified as Deputy Jon Mennen, who has been with the Greenlee County Sheriff's Office for eight months, and Clifton police Sgt. Jason Mingura, an four-year veteran of the force. Both men are residents of the Clifton-Morenci area, according to a news release.

They went into emergency surgery, said Greenlee County undersheriff Patrick Sexton at a news conference at UAMC. Their families are by their sides. 

"They're both doing well," said Clifton police chief Omar Negrete. 

Authorities said the two officers responded to a domestic violence call at around 11 p.m. Monday in the town of Morenci, which is northwest of Clifton.

The suspect had left the scene and a traffic stop was made on U.S. Highway 191. Gunfire was exchanged and the two officers were struck, authorities said.

The suspect, Chris Ingram, 29, was also shot and died from his wounds later in the emergency room at the Gila Health Clinic in Morenci.

The agencies have requested the Arizona Department of Public Safety conduct an investigation into the shooting.

Contact reporter Yoohyun Jung at or 520-573-4224. On Twitter: @yoohyun_jung

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