Man Who Shot Himself, Remained Armed as SWAT Team Arrived, Has Died

SAN JOSE (BCN) — A man who shot himself this morning in South San Jose and remained alive and armed, prompting police to deploy SWAT officers and evacuate nearby residents, died this afternoon, a police spokeswoman said.

Police received a call at 10:50 a.m. about a shot heard at an apartment complex at 1133 Carlsbad Drive in the Almaden area of the city near Almaden Expressway and Pioneer High School, San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol said.

When officers got to the scene, the wounded man still had a gun in his hand, Randol said.

SWAT officers arrived and the residents living close to the scene were told to leave, Randol said.

Officers decided to take a careful approach in dealing with the man, she said.

The man was pronounced dead at 2:50 p.m., she said.

No further information was immediately available on the incident.
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