Saturday, June 23, 2012 | 12:26 p.m.
Metro Police found an elderly man dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his home after a standoff that lasted nearly four hours on Saturday.
Police officials said the wife had fled the residence, on Furnace Gulch Avenue near Fort Apache Road, earlier in the morning and alerted Metro to the situation at around 7:30 a.m. Officials said the man was depressed and combined medication with alcohol.
Officials had been talking to the man over the telephone, but lost contact with him when he hung up and refused to answer any other calls.
No one else was in the house at the time, and there was no threat to public safety, officials said.