UPDATE: Police confirm man found dead in parking lot committed suicide
The Clinton County Sheriff's Office says a man who called 911 shot himself in the parking lot of East Olive Elementary School in St. Johns.
Deputies were called to the former school just before 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
The man had called 911, stated he was suicidal and told dispatch that he had a handgun with him.
A Clinton County negotiator talked to the 31-year-old man from Potterville for several hours before the man took his own life.
He died of a single gunshot wound.
The man was a military veteran he had suffered from PTSD, depression, and a traumatic brain injury according to the office of the Clinton County Sheriff.
The school was closed and no children or staff were onsite.