By Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:39 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 20:39 GMT, 3 March 2020
A four-year-old Arizona boy has died after police say the child's father repeatedly bludgeoned him with a guitar before police arrived and gunned down the attacker.
According to a statement released Monday night by the Clarkdale Police Department, 33-year-old Joshua Hernandez Lord struck his son in the head with the musical instrument, inflicting multiple skull fractures, during a domestic incident that took place last Thursday.
Hernandez Lord also bashed his 51-year-old mother with the guitar, leaving her with a head injury.
Joshua Hernandez Lord, 33 (left and right), allegedly bludgeoned his four-year-old son to death (pictured with his dad as a newborn, right), with a guitar in Arizona Thursday
Hernandez Lord also used the guitar to hit his 51-year-old mother in the head inside this home in Clarkdale, Arizona
Police arrived at the family's home in the 1400 block of Second South Street in response to a vague 911 call about an injured person that did not 'convey the