A 33-year-old Kresgeville man reportedly shot and killed himself in front of police in Catasauqua.
Michael Ferriello, of 216 Paw Paw Drive, was pronounced dead at 6:34 a.m. Monday in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill.
Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grimm said the coroner's office and the Catasauqua Police Department are conducting the investigation.
The apparent suicide happened at about 5:56 a.m. Monday at Howertown Road and Wood Street in Catasauqua.
According to police, they received reports of shots fire in the area shortly before that time.
When they responded to the scene, they saw a man with a gun.
Police said they pleaded with the man and urged him to put the gun down.
Instead, he reportedly turned the gun on himself.