ST. GEORGE – A 57-year-old woman was pronounced dead this afternoon after calling 911 and telling dispatch that she was at the Dixie Regional Medical Center Emergency Room and wanted to donate her organs.
Capt. James Van Fleet said the woman was sitting in her parked car in the parking lot when she then walked to the parking lot of the ER, sat down and shot herself in the head. Emergency personnel heard the gunshot and immediately began life-saving efforts.
The woman was taken into the ER where she was pronounced dead a few minutes later, Van Fleet said.
He said police were on their way to talk the woman out of committing suicide just as the woman shot herself.
Van Fleet said there are no plans to release the identity of the woman until Monday to ensure detectives have enough time to notify her family.
Copyright St. George News 2011