Suicide call prompts large police response

A large contingent of police officers and at least eight cars responded to an apartment complex at Bear Street and Paularino Avenue in Costa Mesa on Friday afternoon after a call about a possibly suicidal man, according to authorities.

Officers tried to talk to the man, who had barricaded himself inside a home, but he was despondent, a police source said.

When police entered the apartment, they found one man with a gunshot wound, Sgt. Mike Cohen said.

Authorities are still investigating and declined to release more information, including the man's condition.

— Jeremiah Dobruck

Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck