POLICE: Man shoots himself in front of Huntsville Police Department

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Huntsville police blocked off Wheeler Avenue at Church Street as well as the entry to Memorial Parkway Saturday morning due to a significant presence outside their headquarters.

Officials said that someone called police saying their family member was threatening to kill himself.

Officers went into the parking lot to confront the man and officials say he shot himself as they approached him.

He's been transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.