A man who allegedly pointed a gun at a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy has been shot to death. The incident happened at a home in Dewey, where deputies were responding to reports of an armed suicidal man inside.

The 51 year old man reportedly pointed the handgun at deputies when they approached the front door. The deputy opened fire, the suspect was taken to a local hospital and was pronounced dead there. The deputy was uninjured. The Sheriff’s office was responding to a call from a neighbor who’d been in phone contact with a family member.

–Jeff Scott