- Associated Press - Saturday, September 26, 2015

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Yavapai County authorities shot and killed a man after he allegedly fired a gun at them.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded around 10:15 p.m. Friday to reports of gunshots being fired from a home in Wilhoit.

Deputies, with assistance from Department of Public Safety troopers, were already in the area on an unrelated case.

Both agencies surrounded the backyard and tried to speak with the group gathered.

Deputies say that is when a man allegedly grabbed a firearm from a nearby vehicle and disregarded commands to drop it.

According to authorities, the suspect then fired his weapon in a threatening manner.

Deputies and troopers returned fire, hitting the 45-year-old suspect.

He was taken to a hospital in Prescott but later died.

His identity has not been released.


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