Originally Published: July 17, 2002 6:15 p.m.
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Yavapai County Sheriff's investigators believe the two men who reportedly shot and killed each other Friday near Prescott Valley were intoxicated at the time of the incident.
According to Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sharon Wachter, Jonathon Sutton, 32, and David Rhodes, 36, both died from gunshot wounds.
At around 9 p.m., YCSO received a call regarding a shooting in an area just north of The Viewpoint subdivision in Prescott Valley. Deputies reportedly found Rhodes, suffering from a serious gunshot wound, at a home on Ranch Hand Road. He died later at Flagstaff Regional Medical Center.
Soon after finding Rhodes, investigators discovered Sutton's body at a home on Poquito Valley Road, about a mile north of the Ranch Hand Road residence. Sutton also reportedly was the victim of a gunshot wound.
Wachter said that further investigation revealed that Sutton likely shot Rhodes first with a rifle.
"Rhodes then pulled a weapon, a revolver, and shot Sutton four times," Wachter said, adding that Sutton died at the scene.
Wachter said another man, Enrique Garcia, 19, of Prescott Valley, brought Rhodes back to his home on Ranch Hand Road, where deputies found him. Deputies arrested Garcia on the charge of hindering prosecution that night.
"He did not want to cooperate, at first, during the investigation," she said.
Wachter added that the men were likely intoxicated and were arguing over boarding for horses, although the details of the argument were not available at press time today.
The incident is still under investigation.