San Jose Mercury:
San Francisco police say they now believe a Washington parolee they thought was slain by officers in a shootout died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police Cmdr. Mike Biel said Thursday preliminary autopsy results showed the caliber of the bullet that killed 19-year-old Kenneth Harding did not match the caliber used by police.
Biel said a .380-caliber bullet entered Harding through his neck and lodged in his head, killing him. He said police use .40-caliber bullets.
Police said they had not determined whether Harding shot himself on purpose or by accident.