Galesburg man shoots himself during police call

Galesburg Police say that on Saturday they witnessed a male shoot himself while officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance.
Police immediately began providing emergency medical treatment and called for an ambulance but the male subject was pronounced dead at the scene.

A GPD social media post says they responded to the 1400 block of Day Street in the early morning hours of Saturday.

They observed a male subject with a firearm inside the residence, so officers established a perimeter.

The male subject exited the back of the residence and was confronted by officers, who ordered him to stop and show his hands.

Instead, the individual produced a firearm and shot himself.

Police recovered a firearm from the scene and an investigation continues.

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