Troubled man shoots himself in head after deputy shoots him

MONROE, Wash. (AP) — A Monroe-area man shot himself in the head during a confrontation with a Snohomish County sheriff's deputy. He had also been hit in the chest by at least two bullets fired by deputy Dan Tenbrink.

The Daily Herald reports an investigating is ongoing into which of the bullets caused 62-year-old Millard Tallant's death May 26.

Tallant's wife called police after Tallant left their home. She says he had been acting strange and had talked about suicide.

Deputy Tenbrink found Tallant, who had been holding a pistol. Tenbrink says he fired shots at Tallant after he raised his gun at him.

After Tallant hit the ground, Tenbrink reportedly heard a single shot.

Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Roe will determine whether the use of force was legally justified.