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Prescott man arrested in October domestic violence incident

John Stamm
Courtesy/Prescott Police Department

John Stamm

A 67-year-old Prescott man who allegedly shot at his wife and then shot himself during an October domestic dispute on South Montezuma Street has been arrested on multiple charges.

Prescott police obtained an arrest warrant for John Stamm, who had been receiving treatment in Phoenix for the self-inflicted injuries he sustained in the incident, according to a release from PPD Deputy Chief Amy Bonney.

Stamm was arrested by the Phoenix Police Department on Nov. 22 and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on domestic violence charges including aggravated assault, disorderly conduct with a weapon, unlawful discharge of a firearm and criminal damage.

Extradition will be coordinated with the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office, Bonney said.

The incident in question occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Officers responded after a woman called 911 about a quarrel that was underway in a home on the 500 block of South Montezuma Street.

A woman reported that she and her husband had argued earlier in the day, and when he returned to the home, he had kicked in the door to get in. While the woman was fleeing the home, the man allegedly shot at her twice. She suffered no injuries as a result of the altercation, police reported at the time.

“Officers attempted to contact the man and shortly after their arrival at the home, they heard a gunshot from inside the home,” police said. “A short time later, the male subject emerged from the home suffering from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

After being treated on scene, Stamm was taken to YRMC West for further evaluation. Later that night, he was transferred to a Phoenix-area hospital for treatment.

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