A man with a history of mental problems shot and killed his father and his family's two dogs and threatened police before he was hit by a shotgun blast fired by an officer from a neighbor's house, police said.
Stuart Fujinami, 47, lay wounded on the porch of his Los Angeles house for several seconds, then shot himself in the head with a .38-caliber revolver, Lt. William Hall said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hall said the incident began about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday when a member of the family, who lived next door, called police to report shots fired at the house in the 2800 block of Norton Avenue, where Fujinami lived with his parents.
Fujinami refused to come out when police arrived. About 2:30 p.m., his father, Leo, 83, managed to climb out through a window onto the front porch, where he was killed by a shot fired by his son through the screen door, Hall said.
Fifteen minutes later, Fujinami came out onto the porch with the revolver and was felled by the shotgun blast.