Man pulled from blaze killed himself, officials say
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The death of a man who was pulled from a burning South Side Slopes home early Monday has been ruled a suicide.
John McMahon, 66, died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the Allegheny County medical examiner's office has ruled.
Officers in Zone 3 responded to the report of a fire on Eleanor Street shortly after midnight. The officers forced their way into the burning home, where they found Mr. McMahon unresponsive on a couch with a bullet wound to his head.
They removed him from the home and medics took him to UPMC Mercy, where he was pronounced dead.
Pittsburgh homicide and arson detectives are investigating.
First Published December 25, 2012 12:00 am