A 53-year-old white male was confirmed to have committed suicide according to homicide detectives on the 24700 block of Riverchase Drive in Valencia.
The unidentified resident had hung himself from the third story balcony of his apartment complex around 5 p.m. according to Lieutenant John Corina of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.
“While in the process of hanging himself, his brother saw and tried to stop him which started a struggle.”
“During the struggle, the individual was able to break away and jump off the balcony,” Corina said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives believe the man had previous suicide attempts. The man’s mother, brother, and a friend were all present when the suicide occurred.
If you know someone who has thought of taking their own life, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-(800)-273-8255