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Posted on: April 11, 2017

MAN COMMITS SUICIDE OVER SEPARATION

DeFuniak Springs Police responded to a residence off of E. Main Avenue at approximately 5 p.m. this evening in reference to a domestic dispute.  The complainant advised Officers that her boyfriend had been at her parents’ residence and he was upset because they were separating.  Officers observed the man in the driver’s seat of a small pickup truck holding a shotgun to his chin.  Officers advised him to drop the gun, but he drove off with the gun resting under his chin.  Officers followed the vehicle and additional Officers responded.  The driver then pulled back in front of the residence.  Officers began talking to the man and attempted to get him to drop the gun.  The man advised that it was over and fired the shotgun, striking him in the head.  Officers performed life saving measures until Walton Fire Rescue arrived to take over.  He was transported to Healthmark Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.  The complainant and suicide victim had resided together in Crestview.  The complainant was visiting a family member in DeFuniak Springs when this incident occurred.

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