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Updated Apr 14, 2014 - 4:58 pm

Deputies: Man kills self after Cornville barricade

CORNVILLE, Ariz. — Authorities say a man is dead after fatally shooting
himself following a nearly eight-hour barricade situation at a northern Arizona
home.

Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say 33-year-old Joshua Myers was found with
a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head about 9:20 p.m. Sunday in the
backyard of a Cornville home.

Deputies were called to the home about 1:30 p.m. on a report of domestic
violence.

They say Myers’ live-in girlfriend and her daughter had been held hostage at
gunpoint for two hours following an argument.

Authorities say Myers eventually released them, threatened suicide and
indicated he would have a shootout with law enforcement if they were called to
the home.

The woman called authorities. Deputies say Myers refused to surrender and a
SWAT team surrounded the residence.

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