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Domestic fight allegedly leads to self-inflicted gunshot wound by Prescott man

PRESCOTT – A 67-year-old Prescott man allegedly shot at his wife and then shot himself during a domestic dispute on South Montezuma Street Thursday evening, Oct. 20.

The woman was not struck, according to a report from the Prescott Police Department, and the man was taken to Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) for treatment, and then to a Phoenix-area hospital. The news release added that the man’s condition was unknown Friday afternoon, Oct.21.

The Prescott Police Department reported that officers responded at about 5:30 p.m., Thursday, 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.

“Officers attempted to contact the man and shortly after their arrival at the home, they heard a gunshot from inside the home,” the news release stated. “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, the man was taken to YRMC West for further evaluation. Later that night, he was transferred to a Phoenix-area hospital for treatment.

Police report that the investigation is ongoing, and detectives continue to examine evidence and speak to those involved.

“Detectives will work with the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office to determine the nature and timing of any potential charges,” the news release added.

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