YUMA, Ariz. – Yuma Police said Blake Brown stabbed his father in the head on Monday and then fled to Phoenix where he was later found.
The victim is 62 year old Bruce Brown. We have learned he is the golf operations manager at Desert Hills Golf Course and has helped out with junior golf clinics.
After the incident, Bruce was flown to a hospital in Phoenix with life threatening injuries. Officials have not released an update on his condition.
Dennis Lunde, a friend of Bruce Brown, said, “We were just in complete shock. People who did not know him couldn’t help but take up on his kindness and his professional aptitude. You just can’t say enough about Bruce.”
Police said Blake Brown he will be extradited back to Yuma on charges of aggravated assault no word on when that could happen.
Several sources we spoke with Wednesday said Blake may suffer from a mental illness.
Desert Hills has cancelled several events in light of this tragedy.