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Man Allegedly Orchestrates Own Death by Aiming Gun at Cops

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In North Hollywood, a man appears to have orchestrated his own death by calling in a disturbance to the cops, then aiming a gun at them, reports the Daily Breeze.

The incident happened on Sunday at about 5:00 a.m. Julio Umberto Sandoval, 47, called the police to tell them that he had heard shots being fired into the air. Somewhere around that same time, he allegedly told a neighbor, "Goodbye, I'm waiting for the police to kill me. I love you."

A police officer arrived on the scene to find Sandoval there alone. His hands were reportedly behind his back, and when asked to bring them into view, he did so, at the same time revealing a gun that appeared to be a rifle, and aiming it squarely at the cop. The officer fired, and Sandoval was pronounced dead at Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

The Breeze reports that Sandoval, a father of two, had been depressed over a failing business and financial difficulties.