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Man found dead with gunshot wound outside Citrus Heights police station

The Citrus Heights police station is located at 6315 Fountain Square Drive. // CH Sentinel

Mike Hazlip–
Police confirmed Monday that a man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head outside the Citrus Heights police station on Fountain Square Drive early Sunday morning, Oct. 9.

The man was in his mid-60s, and police Lt. Chad Morris said authorities do not suspect foul play. A firearm was recovered at the scene, Morris said.

The incident is under investigation, and police say it appears the man took his own life. The man’s identity will be released by the coroner’s office, and Morris referred any further questions to the coroner.

Anyone considering suicide is urged to reach out for help. A local Suicide Prevention Hotline, operated by WellSpace Health, can be reached at (916) 368-3111. The group says its hotline is also available for those concerned about friends or loved ones who may be suicidal.

The national suicide prevention hotline is (800) 273-8255 and a new three-digit Suicide and Crisis Lifeline can be reached by texting or calling “988.”

According to various suicide prevention resources, warning indicators of suicide can include talking about feeling hopeless, having no reason to live, and other behavior or mood signs.

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