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.
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