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Deputy serves eviction, man kills self

November 7, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
An Irvine man who shot himself to death this week when a sheriff's deputy showed up with an eviction notice became at least the third eviction-related suicide in the Southland this year.Patrick Sanchez reportedly killed himself Thursday afternoon in his apartment on Hayes Street.

The Orange County Register reported that Sanchez answered his door and met the deputy with an eviction notice. He asked the deputy to wait and went back inside. The deputy heard a gunshot from inside the unit and called the Irvine Police Department.

When officers stormed the apartment they discovered Sanchez's body.

Similar incidents were reported in Northridge on Aug. 7 and West Hollywood on June 24.