Pacifica Shooting Victim ID'd: Incident Believed Accidental, Police Say

PACIFICA, CA – A man killed in what appears to be an accidental shooting in Pacifica over the weekend has been identified by the San Mateo County coroner's office and police as 23-year-old Alex Taysom.

The shooting was reported at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 700 block of Big Bend Drive and officers arrived to find Taysom, a Pacifica resident, dead inside the home. Police tell Patch that they believe the man accidentally shot himself.

"Based on our preliminary investigation, this appears to be a case in which the victim, 23 year-old Pacifica resident Alex Taysom suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head," Capt. Joe Spanheimer said.

So far, investigators have not found any signs of foul play, police said.

Bay City News Service contributed to this report / Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone


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