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Man Killed In An Accidental Shooting In Dewey Thursday

Yavapai County Sheriff

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A man was killed when he accidentally shot himself Thursday afternoon in Dewey. Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an area off Orme Road about a mile from Highway 169 at around 3 p.m. When they arrived, the caller took him to the victim. Paramedics arrived and stabilized the 58-year-old man, who was flown to a Phoenix hospital where he died a few hours later in surgery. Before being airlifted, the victim told a deputy he accidentally shot himself in the abdomen. Deputies found a handgun in the man’s truck. There’s no indication there was anyone else around at the time of the accident. The shooting remains under investigation.