A man apparently shot himself to death in the parking lot of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station, authorities said today.
Lt. J. Munson of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station confirmed that homicide detectives and the coroner were investigating the shooting as an apparent suicide and that the deceased was a man. The man called the sheriff’s station from the parking lot, which is at the corner of Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards, and said he was going to shoot himself before he fired the fatal shot, Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said. Deputies responded to the parking lot and found the dying man.
The sheriff’s department did not disclose if the victim gave a reason for his suicide or explained why he shot himself in the parking lot of the sheriff’s station. The man’s name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.
The shooting was reported at 10:24 p.m. Saturday. Paramedics did not take anyone from the scene.