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Police arrest Prescott man for allegedly shooting his daughter's fiancé

<b>Edward Eugene Musgrave</b>

<b>Edward Eugene Musgrave</b>

Prescott police arrested a man early Tuesday on charges of attempted homicide after he allegedly shot his daughter's fiancé at the home all three of them share.

An officer booked Edward Eugene Musgrave, 64, of Prescott into the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde on charges of one count of attempted first-degree murder, one count of aggravated assault with a weapon, one count of endangerment and three counts of misconduct involving weapons.

Just before midnight on Monday, officers answered a call about possible shots fired in the 200 block of South Virginia Street.

"A neighbor had heard a shot and called police, and the suspect called 911 himself," said Lt. Tim Fletcher, spokesman for the Prescott Police Department.

Officers learned that Musgrave allegedly shot his daughter's fiancé in the lower abdomen with a handgun after a domestic dispute, according to investigators.

"They didn't elaborate about what led to the domestic dispute," Fletcher said. "The man and the fiancé were involved in a verbal altercation earlier in the evening. After that dispute, Musgrave came out of his bedroom and shot the victim."

The victim, a 52-year-old Prescott man, suffered a single gunshot wound to the lower abdomen.

"Musgrave did not give officers any other indication of his motive for shooting the victim," Fletcher said.

Life Line Ambulance took the injured man to Yavapai Regional Medical Center's West campus for treatment, and he was later flown to John C. Lincoln North Mountain Medical Center in Phoenix for further treatment and surgery, Fletcher said.

As of Tuesday morning, the victim was in serious condition, but is expected to recover, Fletcher said.

Musgrave remains in the Yavapai County Jail and bond has not been set.

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