A man died Wednesday after apparently shooting himself in front of police at a park in Newport Beach, a police official reported.
At about 5:45 p.m., Newport police received a call from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department requesting assistance in finding a man who had been reported as missing, according to Kathy Lowe, Newport Beach police spokeswoman.
"Officers located the individual, who was sitting in his vehicle, in the parking lot of Arroyo Park," Lowe said in a released statement. "When responding officers attempted to contact the individual inside the vehicle, he displayed a handgun and shot himself.
“I do not have any specific details regarding any communication between the officers and the victim,” added Lowe.
The man was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries, Lowe said.
His name is being withheld pending notification of his family.
No other information was released.