OAKDALE (CBS13) — A man has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after he apparently shot his girlfriend at an Oakdale home early Wednesday morning, authorities say.
Oakdale police say officers initially responded to a home along the 500 block of Laurel Avenue to investigate a report of shots fired. At the scene, officers found a 41-year-old woman who had gunshot wounds to her legs and pelvis.READ MORE: SCUSD's New Race And Equity Liaison Talk District's Move To Fire Teacher Who Used N-Word
The woman reported that she had an argument with her boyfriend in a home nearby. At some point during the argument, the boyfriend allegedly pulled out a gun and started shooting at the woman as she jumped through a window to get out.
Police say the woman was able to run to a neighbor’s house to get help.READ MORE: ‘It’s Just Heartbreaking’: Community Mourns One In Growing Number Of Officer Deaths Involving DUI Drivers
Officers quickly set up a perimeter around the home where the shooting happened and a SWAT team was called to the scene.
Later in the morning, a drone was deployed and was able to get a look inside the home. There, police say the suspect was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police have since identified the man as 41-year-old Benjamin Michael King.MORE NEWS: Big Dog, Big Dreams: 185-Pound Bullmastiff Up For Adoption At Sacramento SPCA
Law enforcement officers are expected to remain at the scene through the rest of the day investigating.