A 59-year-old Benicia man shot himself this morning during an
eviction process and later died at a hospital, a police lieutenant said.
Three Solano County Sheriff's deputies tried to evict the
homeowner from his residence in the 1400 block of George Court in west
Benicia around 10:25 a.m., Benicia police Lt. Frank Hartig said.
The deputies explained the eviction process when they contacted
the man at the front door, Hartig said.
The man then told the deputies he had to attend to one of his pets
inside and closed the front door, Hartig said.
The deputies were standing on the front porch when they heard an
indiscernible noise they thought came from the garage of the residence,
The deputies knocked on the unlocked door and went inside when
they received no response, Hartig said. They found the man with a
self-inflicted gunshot wound in the living room, and called Benicia Fire
Department paramedics and police, Hartig said.