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UPDATE: YAVAPAI COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING FATAL SHOOTING

The man in the fatal shooting that occurred at 7:15 pm  Saturday southwest of Sedona has been named as 53-year-old David Chesney of Queen Creek.  

YCSO deputies were dispatched to what was originally thought to be shots fired in the area of Red Rock  Crossing in Sedona. When deputies reached the scene, they found one man was deceased and two others being detained by Sedona PD until YCSO arrived.  

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Details of what occurred are still under investigation by YCSO detectives, but it was reported that Mr.  Chesney fired shots into a trailer home where another man and his wife were staying, and that he also  pointed a gun at the wife. The other man involved stated he then shot Mr. Chesney. The relationship  between the two men, and what prompted the confrontation is not currently known.

Last evening YCSO was called to the scene of a fatal shooting involving three people that left one man dead. The details of the case are still under investigation and the names of those involved, including the deceased will not be released pending notification of next of kin. YCSO will provide updates as they are available. 

Please be aware the shooting occurred outside of Sedona city limits in an unincorporated area in the jurisdiction of Yavapai County.

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