Man shoots, kills himself in SE Portland street

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by Cornelius Swart, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 14 at 2:48 PM

PORTLAND -- A man was found lying in a Southeast Portland street Friday afternoon, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

Sgt. Pete Simpson said the man, 57, was found "surrounded by blood with a gun lying on top of him" around the 7800 block of Southwest Flavel Street.

The victim had apparently been in an argument with his wife at a residence nearby. He walked outside and shot himself, said Simpson. He said the event was an "apparent intentional act."

Police said that the Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at 503-988-4888 and those with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues could call Cascadia Behavior Healthcare 503-963-2575, or Lines for Life is at 503-972-3456.

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