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A man killed himself in the parking lot of an Oro Valley apartment complex Thursday morning in front of police officers.

The officers were at the complex, 450 W. Cool Drive near the intersection of North Oracle and West Magee roads, on an unrelated matter when they heard gunshots at about 10 a.m. and saw a man with a rifle hiding behind a truck, Sgt. Carmen Trevizo, spokeswoman for the Oro Valley Police Department, said in a news release.

“Officers took cover and ordered the subject to drop the rifle, but he refused,” Trevizo said. “Officers heard additional shots, and upon approaching the subject, they reported he had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

The officers found additional ammunition in the man’s truck, Trevizo said.

“The motive of the individual is unknown and the investigation is ongoing,” she said.

Trevizo did not release the name of the man.