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YCSO: Man arrested after man with head trauma dies in Cornville

David Schultz
Posted at 9:53 AM, Dec 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-09 11:53:44-05

CORNVILLE, AZ — Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say a man was taken into custody over the weekend after the death of a man who was allegedly struck by a hammer.

Officials were dispatched to a Cornville home around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday where a 22-year-old man was suffering from a severe head injury.

Deputies found a large amount of blood at the scene and a hammer at the victim’s feet. They rendered first aid until the victim was taken by paramedics to a Flagstaff hospital, where he later died.

YCSO says a relative of the suspect, 23-year-old David Schultz, told officials that Schultz admitted to striking the victim with a bat. The relative was concerned and went to check on the victim, which is when they discovered the “gruesome scene”.

Officials were able to locate Schultz in a nearby trailer and took him into custody without incident.

He was booked into jail on a second-degree murder charge and refused to comment on the incident.

No further information has been released.