A suicidal Flagstaff man has been killed following a stand-off with law enforcement.  Coconino County Sheriff Bill Pribil says 31-year-old Mark Nelson was wanted for a domestic violence issue when he showed up at his mother’s home armed with gun and a high-powered rifle.  Nelson’s mother called 9-1-1 claiming
 

her son was suicidal.  Nelson held deputies at bay for nearly two hours while they attempted to talk him down and to hand over the weapons.  Pribil says “Nelson put the gun into his mouth and then took it out of his mouth and leveled it at officers.”  Deputies fired shots striking Nelson.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  No deputies were injured. 


Kris Dugan

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