John Donald Kizer, Sr.
|Posted 2018-04-13 by Judy Wight Branson|
|Prescott Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona|
Wednesday, May 22, 1950, page 1, column 1
John D. Kizer, 67, Shoots Himself With Small Gun
John D. Kiser, 67, was in critical condition at Community hospital
this afternoon after an attempted suicide at 9 a.m. today at his
A late report from hospital authorities said that he is not expected
Kiser shot himself once through the forehead with a .22 calibre
rifle in the bedroom of his residence at 217 N. Pleasant street,
according to a report by city police.
His wife, who discovered Kizer on the floor of the room shortly
after the shooting, told police that the victim had gone into the
bedroom shortly after breakfast with her. The sound of the shot
Mrs. Kizer, who said she first thought the sound of the gun to be a
screen door slamming, investigated a few minutes later when no other
sound issued from that part of the house.
She immediately notified her son, John D. Kiser, Jr., 304 S.
Montezuma street, and Yavapai county sheriff's deputies, who
summoned Assistant Police Chief Oscar Johnson.
Kizer was removed to the hospital in a Ruffner ambulance.
the physician who examined Kizer at the scene, said the bullet
lodged in the cranium.
A retired Santa Fe railroad engineer, Kizer was said to have been
despondent over business matters and had several times threatened
Mrs. Kizer told police that he 'had been nervous for a couple of
Transcriber's note: Mr. Kizer is buried at the Mountain View
Cemetery in Prescott, Arizona.
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