Prescott Valley man killed as wife hands him gun

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ - A Prescott Valley man is dead as a result of what police say was an apparently accidental shooting involving a shotgun being handled by his wife.

Police say 56-year-old Gary Wingate was fatally wounded in the torso when the gun discharged as his wife handed it to him at his request.

The incident happened just before 4:30 p.m. Monday at the couple's home near Antelope Meadows and Park View drives.

According to police, Wingate's wife wasn't comfortable handling a firearm but told police she did what her husband asked.

Police say their investigation continues and the medical examiner will rule on the cause and manner of death.

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