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Authorities Identify Man Who Shot Self In SD Park



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Authorities have identified the man who shot himself in a Black Hills city park as 66-year-old Wayne Mayer of rural Lead.
    
The incident occurred Thursday evening at Manuel Brothers Park in Lead, which was filled with several hundred people attending a Fourth of July celebration. Two Lead police officers approached Mayer to investigate a report of suspicious activity.
    
Authorities say that while the officers were talking with Mayer at the edge of the park, he pulled out a handgun. The officers were taking to Mayer when he shot himself.
    
Mayer was taken to Lead-Deadwood Regional Hospital, but he died later in the evening.
   
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