A 78-year-old man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a standoff with police in an East Frankford rowhouse late Friday afternoon in the same section of the city where another man was fatally shot Thursday by police after a standoff and exchange of gunfire.
Just after 3:30 p.m. Friday, police responded to a 911 call about the man being armed with a gun and feeling suicidal in the 1600 block of Granite Street, near SEPTA’s Frankford Transportation Center.
The man threatened suicide by police and locked him inside a house on the block, according to police. A barricade was declared at 4:21 p.m.
A mental health team eventually entered the house and found the man had apparently shot himself. Medics pronounced him dead at 8:10 p.m.