A man allegedly wounded his wife and killed her brother during a Sunday quarrel that escalated into a shooting at the home they shared in the rural western Arizona community of Yucca. The gunman who was eventually arrested was not present when Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies first responded to the residence on S Sherry Road at 6:50 p.m.
Merri Gay Blackwell, 57, told deputies that she and her brother, David Bruce Winebrenner, 65, had both been assaulted by her husband, Douglas Gleason, 59.
Sheriff’s office spokeswman Trish Carter said deputies responded to the home again at 9:15 p.m. after it was reported that Gleason had returned. She said Winebrenner was found dead an apparent gunshot wound in the living room.
Carter said deputies extricated Blackwell from the same room and that she is listed in critical condition at University Medical Center where she’s being treated for a gunshot wound.
Carter said Gleason exited the home at 9:56 p.m. and was booked into jail for second degree murder and aggravated assault.