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UPDATE: Man dies from gunshot wound

A 31-year-old Ada man was pronounced dead at Columbus-area hospital after he apparently shot himself around 3:50 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of Sunsations Tanning & Day Spa, 625 E. Sandusky Ave.


Officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department congregate Thursday afternoon in the parking lot at Sunsations Tanning & Day Spa, 625 E. Sandusky Ave., where a man shot himself. (EXAMINER PHOTO/REUBEN MEES)

Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley said Jacob Ulrey had been in an argument with a woman who was at the business.

Officers were responding to a report Mr. Ulrey had a gun to his head in the parking lot, but witnesses report he shot himself in the head with a handgun before police could get to the scene.

Chief Standley said it was determined the victim, who was found lying between a car and a sport utility vehicle, was still alive.

Paramedics with the Bellefontaine Fire & EMS Department squad rushed him to the Mary Rutan Hospital helipad for a flight to Grant Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Officers and detectives interviewed four witnesses at the scene, and they recovered the handgun.

Investigators are waiting on a coroner’s ruling of death as they continue their investigation.

Deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.

CORRECTION: This article has been updated to correctly spell Mr. Ulrey's last name, which was initially misspelled when received from law enforcement.

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