Man fatally shoots self near Cathedral City park

A Cathedral City man is dead after he shot himself near Panorama Park Thursday night.

Police were called to Tachevah Road and Avenida Maravilla about 6 pm for a man threatening suicide, according to the Desert Sun. Upon arriving, officers were told that the man was not there and that he had left the home with a gun.

The man was spotted driving a truck in the area a short time later. After a low-speed pursuit, the man stopped on Tachevah. As officers approached, they heard what sounded like a gunshot. An armored rescue-vehicle was called in to help officers safely approach the truck and when they arrived at the vehicle, the found the 58-year-old with a gunshot to his uppper body.

The man, who was not named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone, remove any items that may cause them harm such as firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects, and immediately call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.