On Saturday morning, deputies of the Yavapai County Sheriff Office deputies were dispatched to gunshot injury call on Beaver Creek Road, past the Montezuma Well, Camp Verde. A 51-year-old Sedona man called to report his girlfriend, a 36-year-old woman from the Village of Oak Creek, was suffering from a gunshot wound to her head.
EMS personnel arrived and treated the woman pending transportation to Flagstaff Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased around 11:45 a.m..
Deputies learned the couple stopped at the location to target practice with a handgun. The preliminary investigation indicates that while the woman was preparing to shoot, her boyfriend turned away and this is when she shot herself in the head. There were no other witnesses.
Initial indications from detectives, based on current known evidence, support that her death resulted from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The woman’s name is withheld pending notification of family.