Redwood City police received calls about a domestic dispute involving a man chasing his ex-wife with a gun around 2:20 p.m.
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Police say a female victim called saying that her ex-husband was chasing her with a gun near Penobscot Street, several other witnesses called police reporting the same thing.
Redwood City police initially wrote on Twitter shortly before 3 p.m. about the shooting in the area of Saginaw and Penobscot drives.
Police Investigating a shooting near Penobscot and Saginaw. No public safety threat at this time.— Redwood City Police (@RedwoodCityPD) March 21, 2017
Police tracked the suspect down and cornered him shortly before 3:30 p.m. and gunfire was exchanged.
The Redwood City Deputy Police chief says officers fired one round at the suspect, who then shot himself in the head.
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The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The San Mateo County coroner's office is now performing an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
A male subject is deceased at this time. Updates to follow. The area is safe, limited road closures— Redwood City Police (@RedwoodCityPD) March 21, 2017
Investigators say the man's ex-wife had several restraining orders out against the suspect for domestic violence and officers were familiar with the case.
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