MCSO probes shooting, stabbing

KINGMAN - Detectives with the Mohave County Sheriff's Office are investigating a homicide and shooting that happened Sunday.

About 12:30 a.m., deputies responded to a residence in the 3600 block of Butler Avenue, MCSO assistant media spokesperson Sandy Edwards said.

Upon arrival, they found William Ernest Duncan, 52, of Kingman a short distance away bleeding from a single stab wound to his chest. He was treated at the scene by emergency responders and rushed to Kingman Regional Medical Center, where he died.

"Witnesses told deputies the victim was involved in an argument earlier with a man at a residence in the 3500 block of Northern Avenue," Edwards said.

"The suspect left the area and later returned with weapons. He tried to force his way into the residence (on Butler Avenue), during which an altercation ensued and the victim was stabbed."

Edwards said witnesses also have identified the suspect to detectives. His name is not being released at this time.

About 11 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to an unrelated report of a shooting at a residence in the 3500 block of Neal Avenue.

Upon arrival, they found a 32-year-old male victim with two gunshot wounds to the left leg outside the residence. He was taken to Kingman Regional Medical Center.

A witness reported seeing a green pickup truck leaving the scene, Edwards said.

Kingman Ranger, the Department of Public Safety air rescue helicopter, was called about 1 p.m. and spent an hour searching for a Chevrolet GMC lifted pickup, paramedic Darren Winters said. The vehicle was not found.

The victim was airlifted to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas after receiving stabilizing treatment at KRMC, said Jamie Taylor, director of development and public relations.

No further details on the shooting were available this morning.