Frederick County sheriff's deputies were investigating what circumstance may have led to an apparent death by suicide outside the Carroll Manor Fire Company in Point of Rocks earlier this week.

Sheriff's deputies were called to the fire station in the 1800 block of Ballenger Creek Pike shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday and opened a death investigation when they discovered an 80-year-old man had apparently died by suicide in the parking lot outside the station, according to Taylor Clarke, a sheriff's office spokeswoman. While the investigation remained ongoing as of Thursday afternoon, Clarke confirmed that the man died from a gunshot wound that was determined to be self-inflicted.

"Out of respect and privacy for the family, we do not wish to release the name of the victim at this time," Clarke said.

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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