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Suicidal man dies in Garden Grove police standoff

September 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Garden Grove police officers responded to a call of a man with a gun at a residence on the 6000 block of Killarney Avenue at 7:37 a.m. Friday.

Officers found a man in the back yard of the residence armed with a handgun.

Family members told police the man was upset over a medical condition and was threatening to kill himself.

Police secured the yard and called for a police negotiator to talk to the 76-year-old Caucasian man.

As police tried to talk to the man, he pointed his weapon at officers and a shooting ensued, according to the Garden Grove Police Dept.

The man died. The cause of death was not determined Friday afternoon, but the department said the man apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He also displayed injuries resulting from impacts from less-than-lethal weapons, according to the department.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office is conducting an investigation into the incident, as is standard procedure with all officer-involved shootings.