Andrew Thomas Jones of Fullerton Fatally Shoots Himself at Universal Studios Hollywood
The suicide happened Friday afternoon inside Universal Studios Hollywood.
A Fullerton man shot himself to death at the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, where his ex-girlfriend works and had been confronted by the 38-year-old at least twice before, authorities said.
Los Angeles County Coroner's Investigator Kristy McCracken identified the dead man Saturday as Andrew Thomas Jones.
Jones' ex-girlfriend, who had two restraining orders out against him due to incidents at the park, called Universal Studios security around 2 p.m. Friday to say she spotted him near Mel's Diner, where she works as a waitress, according to Lt. Eddie Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide Bureau.
Security officers in Universal City contacted the sheriff's department, and after a search of the park a deputy found Jones in a secluded designated smoking area, Hernandez told City News Service.
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After being asked to stand up, Jones turned away, pulled a gun from his rear waistband or back pocket and, despite being urged by the deputy not to harm himself, put the weapon to his face and fired a single fatal shot, Hernandez said.
Jones, who was pronounced dead at the scene, is the father of a child with his ex-girlfriend.
"We are working closely with law enforcement and corporate security on this ongoing investigation," Universal Studios Hollywood says in a statement. "The safety and security of our guests is always of the utmost importance."
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