Jamul shooting suspect found dead of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

JAMUL (KUSI) – A suspected gunman who barricaded himself inside a Jamul home and refused to come out for over 16 hours was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The initial shooting was reported shortly before noon Monday at a house on Lyons Valley Road near Daley Truck Trail, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

During the initial incident, a man was shot in the upper body and taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, where he underwent surgery, Lt. Pat McEvoy said. An update on the man’s condition was not immediately available.

Deputies responded to the scene, but the suspected shooter remained inside the home and refused to come out.

A SWAT team and a crisis negotiations team were called to the scene and, as of 4 a.m. Tuesday, were attempting to persuade the man to surrender, Lt. Mike Rand said.

“Unfortunately the shooting suspect who had barricaded inside the residence has been found deceased of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the sheriff’s department announced on Twitter shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday. “Expect heavy law enforcement presence in the area while investigators process the scene.”

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