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Man shot himself in Monrovia in front of his ex-wife and their child

October 29, 2011 |  4:08 pm

The man who fatally shot himself on a Monrovia street Saturday afternoon did so in front of his ex-wife and their child, according to police.

He was holding his ex-wife at gunpoint on the 300 block of South Myrtle Avenue when police arrived around noon. When officers ordered him to drop the weapon, he turned the gun on himself and pulled the trigger, Monrovia Police Sgt. Daniel Verna said.

The man, who lived in Texas, had been following the woman and their 7-year-old daughter, who are Los Angeles County residents, when he confronted them near Library Park.

A number of witnesses saw the shooting, but no one else was injured. The man died at the scene.

Police did not identify any of those involved or provide any further details.


Man fatally shoots himself on busy Monrovia street, police say

-- Bettina Boxall