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Tuesday 02/06/2018 9:56 PM - Suicidal Subject

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Suicidal Subject
Date and Time of Incident: 2-6-18, Approximately 2:00 PM
Place of Occurrence: 6200 block of Playa Vista Place, Avila Beach
Victim Information: Adult Male, 68, Avila Beach
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: On 2-6-18, Sheriff's Deputies were called to check on the welfare of man in the 6200 block of Playa Vista Place in Avila Beach. A family member called the Sheriff's Office after the man had made suicidal statements. When Deputies arrived, the man was alone inside his residence. A perimeter was set up around the house and Deputies attempted to make contact with the man. After several hours with no response from the man, Sheriff's Detectives obtained a search warrant to enter the home. At approximately 8:00 PM, members of the Sheriff's Special Enforcement Detail (SWAT team) entered the home and found the man deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation is continuing. The identification of the man is pending notification of next of kin. No foul play is suspected. No further details are available at this time.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Tuesday 02/06/2018 9:56 PM