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May 20, 2010 (Tierrasanta) – A 24-year-old active duty Navy enlisted man barricaded himself inside his garage yesterday at 4783 Gurke Street in Tierrasanta and committed suicide. San Diego Police SWAT team was summoned after the man, who had access to a handgun and rifle, told his wife he planned to kill himself. Neighbors were evacuated and emergency negotiators attempted unsuccessfully to communicate with the distraught man.

After several hours, SWAT officers opened the garage door at 11:51 p.m. and found the young sailor dead in his vehicle from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The County Medical Examiner and San Diego Police eastern division are investigating. The man’s name has not yet been released, pending notification of kin.

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