KINGMAN - The Mohave County Sheriff's Office is investigating a confrontation between a Golden Valley man and two motorcyclists that led to one of the bikers being shot.
Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Trish Carter said that the shooting occurred in the area of Shipp Road and Tooman Drive around 6:50 p.m. Tuesday. A 61-year-old man had reportedly followed the motorcyclists to that location in his Jeep to confront them, although Carter said it's not clear why.
Upon being confronted, one of the motorcycle riders, a 42-year-old Golden Valley man, allegedly began to beat the 61-year-old man, at which point the older man retreated back into his Jeep and locked the door.
Carter said the man told deputies he still felt threatened and that was why he fired a shot through the glass of the passenger side window of his Jeep. The bullet reportedly hit the 42-year-old man in the hand. The two riders then allegedly left the scene. The man later showed up at Kingman Regional Medical Center to receive treatment for his gunshot wound.
The 61-year-old man contacted authorities, but declined medical attention at the scene. His gun was confiscated by deputies.
The case is being forwarded to the Mohave County Attorney's Office for possible prosecution. The two men are not being named because no charges have been filed. The name of the third man at the scene was not released.