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Oliver man dies of gunshot wound

Superior Telegram

An Oliver man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday in a residence being searched by authorities.

On Friday, deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office arrived at a house in the Village of Oliver at about 6:05 p.m. to conduct a search warrant connected to an ongoing investigation, according to a release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the release: After getting no response at the door, deputies announced and entered the residence and began clearing the house.  A subject was located in a darkened downstairs bedroom lying on a bed with a pillow covering his head. Deputies ordered the subject to show his hands. A shot was fired and deputies retreated to a position of cover. When back-up officers and equipment arrived to safely re-enter the room, deputies discovered the subject deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The subject was identified as the 53-year-old male homeowner and subject of the underlying investigation/search warrant.