Yavapai County Deputies were sent to a home in the 16000 block of Vaquero Trail east of Chino Valley with the report of a suicidal man in his 50’s.
Upon arrival, Deputies found the subject, Danny Mihalik, 51, armed with a handgun behind the home. Shots were fired by the subject and one of the deputies. One of the shots fired by the subject appeared to be self-inflicted. The subject was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is unknown if any of the deputy rounds hit the subject.
The Department of Public Safety’s Officer Involved Shooting Team has been requested to handle the investigation and was dispatched to the scene.
Immediate family has been notified.