Sheriff's deputy shot man reported to be suicidal

Spokane Police are investigating the death of a man who reportedly shot himself in the head during sex.

In a search warrant filed Nov. 8 in Spokane Superior Court, a detective wrote that around 2 a.m. on Nov. 4, police were called to a home in the 7800 block of North Morton Ave. after a woman said her partner shot himself in the head.

Police and medics responded and found the man dead at the scene.

According to the Spokesman-Review, the woman told officers she and the man were involved in a "sadomasochistic sexual relationship" that involved pretending to shoot themselves in the head with an unloaded revolver.

Police seized several cell phones from the residence along with a .44-caliber revolver and a box ammunition.

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