Lakeside Man Shoots Self, Nurse

The nurse suffered a superficial wound and was taken to the hospital

By Lauren Steussy and R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011  |  Updated 4:54 PM PDT
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Lakeside Man Shoots Self, Nurse

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Deputies who surrounded the home of a suicidal hospice patient confirmed the 75-year-old man was dead inside his Lakeside home.

When the patient pulled out a gun to shoot himself, his nurse tried to intervene deputies said.

The man fired the gun, injuring her hand deputies said.

A SWAT team arrived to the home on Morning Dove Road in an armored vehicle, making announcements to try and convince the man to come out.

At 4:30 p.m., deputies made entry into the home and confirmed the hospice patient was dead inside.

The nurse suffered a superficial wound and was taken to the hospital at about 1 p.m.

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