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Coroner: Man found shot in Stallion Springs died by suicide

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Posted at 9:19 AM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 12:19:50-04

STALLION SPRINGS, Calif. — The Kern County Coroner has ruled a man who was found shot in Stallion Springs and later died died by suicide.

Officials say on May 8 around 4:00 p.m., they received information regarding a shooting in the 28200 block of Preakness Drive.

Initial reports said that a Stallion Springs police officer and a Kern County Sheriff’s Office deputy both responded to the home and located a man and woman shot inside. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, while the man appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to KCSO. He was taken to Kern Medical in critical condition, where he later died on May 11.

The woman was later identified as 75-year-old Andree Julia Calkins. The Kern County Coroner ruled the cause of her death as multiple gunshot wounds and the manner as homicide.

The man has now been identified as 86-year-old Dwayne Calkins. The Kern County Coroner has ruled that the cause of his death was a gunshot wound and the manner is suicide.