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Update: Man who took his own life in Verizon store identified

December 01, 2013
  • A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy gears up with a partner to drive into position in La Crescenta where a man barricaded himself in a Verizon store and killed himself on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy gears up with… (Tim Berger / Staff…)

The armed man who took his own life Friday night after he barricaded himself in a Verizon store in La Crescenta has been identified as Shawn David Weissenborn, 33, of Santa Clarita, according to the L.A. County Coroner's Office.

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The cause of death has not yet been determined, according to Jerry McKibben, an investigator with the Coroner's Office.

However, sheriff's officials said Friday night the man appeared to have died "by his own hand."

Deputies received a call around 4 p.m. about a man who had reportedly stolen drugs from a Rite-Aid store in the Marketplace Shopping Center, located at Foothill Boulevard and Rosemont Avenue, Brink said.

The man then fled to the nearby Verizon store. Everyone in the Verizon store was evacuated and later deputies evacuated the entire shopping center.

No other injuries were reported.

-- Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com

Follow on Twitter: @LAMarkKellam.

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