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UPDATE: Police confirm man found dead in parking lot committed suicide

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Published: Jan. 3, 2018 at 5:16 PM EST
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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.

The Clinton County Sheriff's Office is currently monitoring an incident in the parking lot of the East Olive Elementary...

Posted by Clinton County Michigan Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

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