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Douglas County man fatally shoots self after officers serve warrant at home

A 53-year-old male homeowner died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday, as Douglas County Sheriff’s Office officers were attempting to enforce a search warrant, the department said in release Monday.   

Deputies arrived at a house in the Village of Oliver at about 6 p.m., to conduct a search warrant connected to an ongoing investigation.

After getting no response at the door, deputies announced their presence, entered the residence and began clearing the house. A man 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 subject of the search warrant and the underlying investigation, but the individuals name was not immediately released.