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Rural Austin man’s death being ruled a suicide

The death of a 41-year-old rural Austin man who died during a domestic situation late Tuesday evening has been ruled a suicide.

Mower County Chief Deputy Sheriff Mark May reported that deputies and Austin Police officers responded to a domestic assault situation at approximately 11:20 p.m. Tuesday evening at an apartment complex in the 24000 block of 540th Avenue in rural Austin. A resident at the apartment told authorities that a firearm was brandished during the assault.

May stated that the man, whose identity has not been released, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The man was deceased by the time law enforcement arrived on the scene.  

May went on to state that law enforcement found the firearm under the man’s body.


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