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A 65-year-old man died by suicide Saturday outside the Sheridan Police Department, authorities announced Monday.

Mark Underhill called 911 from a parking lot next to the police station around 7 a.m. He said he had a gun and intended to shoot himself.

When police arrived shortly after, officers told him to put the gun down. Underhill then shot himself and died immediately.

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Crime and Courts Reporter

Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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