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Marysville security guard dies of gunshot wound Sept. 25

MARYSVILLE — A death at the Marysville Regal Cinemas over the weekend appears to be the result of a firearms accident, according to Marysville Police.

Marysville Police Cmdr. Robb Lamoureux explained that a 57-year-old security guard at the Marysville Regal Cinemas never returned home after the end of his shift Sept. 25.

When his wife woke up on the morning of Sept. 26 and realized he wasn't there, she went to the Marysville Regal Cinemas to see if he was still there.

"The man's vehicle was the only one in the parking lot and he was deceased inside of it with a gunshot wound to the leg," Lamoureux said. "Detectives were called out to investigate."

Lamoureux noted that the current theory is that, after the end of his shift that evening, the man accidentally shot himself with the 9-millimeter handgun that he carried in his briefcase. From there, the bullet severed his femoral artery and he bled to death.

"It fits the angle of the bullet," Lamoureux said. "When the femoral artery is punctured or severed, you lose consciousness within 30 seconds and bleed to death within a couple of minutes. When the man was found, he had his cell phone on the seat between his legs and the number 9 was up, indicating that he'd tried to dial 911. If you bleed out that fast, that's not even enough time for an aid car to reach you."

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