Woman killed in Cornville, suspect arrested

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By Dan Neligh By Dan Neligh

CORNVILLE, AZ -- A woman was shot and killed in a home in Cornville on Wednesday, according to police.

Yavapai County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said in a press release that a suspect has already been arrested in connection to the alleged murder.

D'Evelyn said police responded to a reported shooting at about 1:15 p.m. at the 2600 block of Kadomoto Drive in Cornville. Upon arriving at the house officers found Vonda Adams, 46, lying on the floor with what appeared to be a gunshot wound to her upper body. Adams was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to D'Evelyn, witnesses said 66-year-old David Montague shot Adams. Montague allegedly lived in the home where Adams was killed, which is where officers found him and took him into custody.

Officers found a handgun in the house that was allegedly used by Montague in the shooting.

D'Evelyn said police conducted interviews and gathered evidence that led them to believe the victim and the suspect knew each other.

Montague was arrested for one count of first degree murder and was booked at Camp Verde Detention Center. He is due in court today for his initial appearance.