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Police Believe Man Killed Self by Accident

September 25, 1998|JOHN CANALIS

A 29-year-old man found dead in his apartment Wednesday apparently accidentally shot himself, police said.

The man was found after 11 p.m. in his bedroom on the 800 block of South Townsend Street with a fatal gunshot wound to the head, Sgt. Steve Despenas said.

Preliminary evidence indicates that the shooting, involving a 9-millimeter handgun, was unintentional. Details about whether the man was with companions or alone at the time of his death were not available.

"The victim had been drinking, so it was probably one of those accidents," Despenas said.

Homicide detectives are investigating.

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