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Arizona in Brief: Week of Aug. 30, 2017

Kingman man wounds girlfriend before shooting self in head

KINGMAN (AP) — Authorities say a Kingman man has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head while his girlfriend remains hospitalized.

Kingman police say 67-year-old William Gregory Gilliland had been living with his girlfriend for years, but she demanded that he leave their home last Saturday.

Gilliland allegedly shot his 57-year-old girlfriend in the foot and fired several rounds inside the home before turning the gun on himself.

He was on life support until Monday when police say he died from his injuries.

His girlfriend remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition. Her name hasn’t been released.

Border Patrol: Mexican man found in car’s trunk in Sonoita

TUCSON (AP) — Border Patrol officials say agents working at an immigration checkpoint in southern Arizona found an 18-year-old Mexican man hiding in the trunk of a car.

They say the smuggling attempt was foiled Monday afternoon in Sonoita when agents referred the driver for a secondary inspection of the vehicle.

When agents opened the car’s trunk, they discovered the man inside.

Authorities say the 25-year-old Tucson woman who was the driver of the vehicle was arrested for human smuggling while the Mexican teenager was processed for immigration violations.

The names of the woman and the man weren’t released by Border Patrol officials.