- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

CHINO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Yavapai County authorities say a Paulden man shot and critically wounded during a July 21 encounter with law enforcement officers in Chino Valley has died.

The Sheriff’s Office says 70-year-old Martin Louis Avena died Monday evening at a Phoenix hospital.

The Sheriff’s Office previously said the shooting occurred during a traffic stop Friday in Chino Valley where Avena’s van was spotted following a domestic violence incident involving his wife in Paulden earlier Friday.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Avena confronted deputies and officers with a gun “and was shot as a result of the threat.”

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating the shooting.


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