Prescott police investigating shooting death

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PRESOTT - The following is a press release from the Prescott Police Department:

On Friday, November 14, 2008 at approximately 9 a.m., Prescott Police Officers responded to the 2700 block of College Heights Road to investigate a man who had been shot.

When they arrived at the residence, they found Jack F. Richards, age 76, dead in his bedroom.Mr. Richards had multiple gunshot wounds to his chest and a small caliber handgun was found on the floor next to the bed.

Mr. Richards' wife was the person who found him.She said she had just returned from running errands and found him dead in his room.She said that she did not know who shot him or if he shot himself.

Mrs. Richards was questioned by investigators at the Prescott Police Department and released.

Jack Richards was under hospice care at the time of his death.

This case is currently under investigation and anyone with information; they are encouraged to call Detective Ryan Hobbs at (928) 777-1920.