Around 8 p.m. on Sunday night, a citizen flagged down two passing California Highway Patrol officers and alerted them to the presence of a man suspiciously slumped in the driver’s seat of a car parked behind the the Montecito Bank of America on Coast Village Road. Upon inspection, the officers found the man to be deceased. A handgun was found on his lap. Santa Barbara Police were notified and have determined that the victim committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
The name of the 57-year-old man has not been release, pending notification of his next of kin. No further information has been released as of the posting of this article.
Ryan Neal is an Independent intern.