Flagstaff, AZ – On Monday, February 4, 2013 at about 11:00 PM Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Grand Canyon Blvd, approximately five miles south of the Valle Subdivision (Valle being located at the intersection of Highways 180 and 64), on the report of a suicidal subject with a firearm.
As the Deputies drove to the location, a 911 Dispatcher advised them that the reporting party said shots had been fired. As the first Deputy arrived, he heard two additional shots fired from inside the residence. An adult female who lives with the suspect left the house prior to the Deputies’ arrival. The female victim said the suspect was a sixty two year-old male who she lived with. According to the victim, the suspect consumed an undetermined amount of alcohol and was armed with a firearm and discharged it multiple times in the residence.
Deputies spoke to the subject over the public address system in their patrol vehicles, and they attempted to encourage the suspect to exit the residence unarmed. Approximately one hour elapsed before the subject walked out the front door and was arrested without further incident. Investigators seized three firearms from inside the home, and the suspect was not armed at the time of his arrest. Officers of the Arizona Department of Public Safety were on scene and assisted in securing the perimeter.
The suspect was arrested for one count of Disorderly Conduct with a Firearm and two counts of Felony Endangerment all per the Domestic Violence Statute. He was transported to the Coconino County Detention Facility located in Flagstaff, Arizona where he was incarcerated. The suspect’s name is being withheld in consideration of the victim’s rights.
Media Contact: Gerry Blair, Coconino County Sheriff's Office PIO, 928-226-5089