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QUARTZSITE — A police officer is in stable condition after being wounded in a shooting that left an arson suspect dead in Quartzsite, near the Arizona-California border, authorities say.

The officer remained hospitalized Wednesday, Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Kameron Lee said. He declined to name the officer or provide any other details.

The incident began Tuesday night when police responding to house fires were told someone set the fires before driving off, Lee said.

The officer was seriously wounded when state troopers and police located a suspect early Wednesday. Lee said a trooper dragged the officer to cover as another trooper returned fire.

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The suspect was later shot by troopers at another location after negotiations were unsuccessful, officials say.