WEATHER »

Man Shoots Self

Second Downtown Suicide Call in Just over a Week


A 65-year-old man committed suicide inside a private residence Monday morning, October 5, by shooting himself, according to police.

Authorities received a call around 10:45 a.m. of a suicidal man with a firearm in the 2000 block of State Street, near Padre Street. Just before police arrived, the caller heard a gunshot.

As a precaution, police shut down traffic on State Street in the area for 15 to 20 minutes, and eventually got a visual of the person inside the home, dead from what now appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Lt. Paul McCaffrey said.

This is the second downtown suicide in a little over a week. James Patrick McGuire, age 21, jumped off the Anapamu Street side of the Granada parking structure on September 27.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Have a Thorny Saturday with the Rose Society

Annual Mission Rose Garden Pruning takes place January 19; volunteer invited to bring shears and gloves.

Edison Company Counter-Sues County and City

Claims they were aware of risks underlying original lawsuit.

Man on the Run Hits Car and Two People

Driving away from attempt to serve felony warrant, injures woman and child, say police.

Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 12 Years

Oxnard resident will serve time for heroin sales in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, among other charges.

New York Times,’ and Many Others, Name S.B. a Top Travel Destination

'AFAR,' 'Travel + Leisure,' and 'Conde Nast' all feature the region for 2019 trips.