A Ripon man apparently shot himself to death Thursday night as officers arrived at his home, authorities said.
Officers were called to a residence in the 200 block of South Acacia Avenue about 8:45 p.m. on a report of a suicidal man armed with a firearm, said Sgt. Steve Merchant of the Ripon Police Department.
When officers arrived, they heard gunshots.
Police secured the area and made repeated attempts to contact the 48-year-old man in the home. They brought in an armored rescue vehicle to get closer to the residence, and eventually determined the man inside was dead.
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Police did not release the name of the man, pending notification of his family.