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Prescott Valley man dies after police standoff

Prescott Valley man dies after police standoff

CREATED Jan. 14, 2013

Web Producer: Mo Olivas

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - A Prescott Valley man has been found dead after a standoff with police in northern Arizona.
   
Prescott Valley police said Monday that it appears 55-year-old Peter Martin Somerlik took his own life.
   
But the cause and manner of death are pending from the Yavapai County Medical Examiner's Office.
   
Police responded to a Prescott Valley home Saturday night after getting a report of a domestic disturbance.
   
Officers say there reportedly was a verbal and physical altercation at the residence between Somerlik and his son, and Somerlik allegedly pointed a gun in the teen's face.
   
Police say they unsuccessfully tried to talk Somerlik out of the home before a SWAT team entered the house. They reported finding Somerlik dead inside the home with a gun in his hand.

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