The 36-year-old suspect shot himself in his SUV outside the Anaheim police station on Harbor Boulevard last Thursday.
Police had been looking for Tran when an officer noticed his SUV near the police station around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. They say Tran was sitting in the driver's seat and he seemed to be injured, but was still moving around. The window appeared to be blown out in his SUV.
SWAT officers were then called in. They surrounded the vehicle and fired a few non- lethal rounds into the SUV. When the officers got closer they realized Tran had shot himself in the head.
Officers pulled him from the vehicle, and he was transported to a local hospital. Tran died at the hospital on Saturday.
Police recovered three handguns in Tran's SUV. Police also said Tran had several weapons registered to him, and for the past several months, had been going to the gun range three to four times a week to practice.
Friends of Tran told police that the suspect thought he was fired or forced to resign from his job as a field technician in 2007, but Southern California Gas Co. officials said he resigned, Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez said.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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