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CORNVILLE, Ariz. -- Authorities say a man is dead after fatally shooting himself following a nearly eight-hour barricade situation at a northern Arizona home.

Yavapai County Sheriff's officials say 33-year-old Joshua Myers was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head about 9:20 p.m. Sunday in the backyard of a Cornville home.

Deputies were called to the home about 1:30 p.m. on a report of domestic violence.

They say Myers' live-in girlfriend and her daughter had been held hostage at gunpoint for two hours following an argument.

Authorities say Myers eventually released them, threatened suicide and indicated he would have a shootout with law enforcement if they were called to the home.

The woman called authorities. Deputies say Myers refused to surrender and a SWAT team surrounded the residence.

Associated Press,

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