Man dead of gunshot wound

Rachael Scarborough King
Star Staff Writer
Published: July 21, 2006

A 77-year-old man walked up to the front door of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office around 7:45 Thursday morning and fatally shot himself.

The incident occurred shortly before the office’s opening time of 8 a.m., according to Sheriff Larry Amerson. Amerson said there were about 10 people in the parking lot waiting for the doors to open at the time of the incident.

The sheriff’s office has reviewed its records, and the man is not a suspect in any case. Amerson said it appears he did not have a criminal history.

“From what little I know at this point, he was a good man,” Amerson said.

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