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July 20, 2010

Man shoots himself in chest during police standoff

He had barricaded himself in his home with intent to commit suicide

By Daniel Borunda
El Paso Times

EL PASO — A man is in critical condition after shooting himself in the chest during a standoff with police late Monday night in Northeast El Paso.

About 8:40 p.m., El Paso police responding to a call of a suicide in progress with a weapon encountered a man who had apparently barricaded himself inside a home in the 10400 block of Persephone Drive in the area of Charles Middle School. Upon arrival, police heard gunshots coming from inside.

Full story: Man shoots himself in chest during police standoff

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