Man Commits Suicide on Phone With Colo. Dispatcher

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --

Emergency dispatchers in Colorado Springs are dealing with a suicide.

Police said a man called 911 Sunday afternoon to report a suicide.

Police said the man then said "Hold your ears" and dispatchers heard a gunshot over the phone line.

When officers arrived, they said the 74-year-old resident was dead with a gun in his hand.

Police said they found several notes indicating how the man wanted his funeral handled.

The man was under medical care for various ailments, police said.

Learn more about the warning signs of suicide by going to

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

.

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