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Burbank police: man commits suicide after state officials issue citation

Burbank police today identified the man who they say shot and killed himself in his parked vehicle last week as 47-year-old Harold M. Sommer of Simi Valley.

Sommer shot himself Oct. 13 in his parked vehicle after receiving a citation from the California Contractors State License Board, police said in a statement, adding that he “may have been despondent” after being cited.

Officers responded to reports of a gunshot victim in the 200 block of South Keystone Street at 11:34 a.m. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

The investigation by Burbank police and the Los Angeles County coroner’s office remains ongoing, but officials said there was no evidence of foul play.


-- Jason Wells, Times Community News