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.