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Man Who Killed Self After Shootout Identified

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From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Police on Tuesday identified a man who apparently killed himself after exchanging gunfire with officers on New Year’s Eve as Michael Richter, 27.

Police said Richter died at a hospital early Monday. Officers found him unconscious in the street with a gunshot wound to the head shortly after Saturday’s shootout in the 300 block of North Occidental Boulevard.

Richter allegedly fired at officers who responded to a report that he had threatened his wife with a gun. He fled when the officers fired back, then shot himself as they searched for him, authorities said.

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