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Chino Valley Man Arrested In Connection With The Shooting Death Of His Friend Sunday

Clayton Nored

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A negligent discharge of a firearm led to the death of a man in Chino Valley Sunday. Police were called to a home in the 14-hundred block of Granite Creek Lane at around 6:28 p.m. on a call of an unconscious man at the residence. A Central Arizona Fire and Medical crew arrived first and they found 36-year-old Keith McMillen of Chino Valley, on the back porch suffering from a gunshot wound to his face. He was transported to the hospital and was later pronounced dead. Police arrived and began their investigation. Authorities say 24-year-old Clayton Nored admitted he was performing a function test of his weapon while standing inside his master closet, when the gun discharged. Nored said he then ran into the kitchen to check on his wife and McMillen. He saw McMillen bleeding and he and his wife immediately began first aid on him. Nored’s wife wasn’t injured in the incident. Nored was booked into the Yavapai County Jail on charges of negligent homicide, endangerment and discharging a firearm in a residential structure.