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Police: Man fatally shoots himself in NM store

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man walked into a store in New Mexico and then fatally shot himself in the head.

Las Vegas police investigators are at the scene of Wednesday afternoon’s shooting, trying to piece together the events surrounding the apparent suicide.

Police say the man walked into the Big R store, asked to see a handgun and then loaded it with his own bullets.

The Las Vegas Optic reports that store personnel tried to take it the gun from him, but the man got control of it and shot himself.

Police say the man has been identified as Michael Parson, who was in his 50s. His family has been notified.


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