Posted by on March 22, 2017
Categories: Bay Area

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(BANT) – A man who police say showed up to his ex-wife’s workplace with a gun Tuesday afternoon in Redwood City died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a brief pursuit with police.

At about 2:20 p.m., a woman called police to say that her ex-husband arrived at her work, in the 200 block of Penobscot Drive, and was chasing her around the parking lot, Deputy Police Chief Gary Kirby said.

The woman had a restraining order against the man. When the woman refused to talk to him, he went to his pickup truck and retrieved what police believe was a handgun, according to Kirby.

The armed man then continued to chase the woman through the area, and fired at least one shot, Kirby said.

When police arrived minutes later, they found the woman hiding, but uninjured. The man fled on foot and officers chased him, before trying to talk to him. The man was then cornered by police. An officer fired at him but Kirby says he also shot himself in the face. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Redwood City police have apparently had multiple encounters with him within the last month, mostly involving domestic violence incidents with his ex-wife.

On March 10, the man allegedly broke into a house he and the woman had shared at one point, prompting her to call police. Police provided an emergency restraining order for the woman. Officers also took away weapons that belonged to the man. The man then violated the restraining order days later.

Kirby described the man as an “individual who was not in the right mindset.” The man’s identity has not been released.

The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office will conduct an investigation into the incident, according to Kirby.