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Junior Seau

Cops Investigating Shooting

Involving NFL Star

5/2/2012 10:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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TMZ has confirmed ... Junior Seau is dead. Cops suspect suicide.

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Cops in Oceanside, CA are investigating a possible shooting involving former NFL star Junior Seau ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We spoke with an investigator in the coroner's office .. who told us they got a call to respond to the scene ... though the details surrounding the situation are still unclear.

Cops are currently at a residence where 43-year-old Junior is believed to be staying.

People in law enforcement are telling us Junior Seau is dead ... but we are unable to confirm that right now.

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Attempts to reach Seau and Seau's people have been unsuccessful.

Seau was involved in a car accident back in 2010 when he drove his SUV off a cliff in Carlsbad, CA hours after he was arrested for allegedly attacking his girlfriend. Seau later said he was not trying to kill himself ... insisting he had fallen asleep at the wheel.

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31.

Chaz    

Our local Oceanside newspaper "North County Times" says he committed suicide. Gunshot to the chest. NBC/7-39 in San Diego has broadcast the same report.

819 days ago
32.

Warrior    

Michael it's a suicied not "a drug deal gone bad for sure'. Stick to your day job. R.I.P. Seau

819 days ago
33.

Kari    

WOW! He was one of the nicest guys!!!!!!!!!!!!111 So sad

819 days ago
34.

Jughead    

Selfish punk. Now, his kids have to live with it. Moron.

819 days ago
35.

Eve    

Suicide, should never be an easy out. My opinion... he had to have been mentally ill.. Albeit sad, it too is a very selfish act. Prayers for the family..

819 days ago
36.

Milesp    

Suicide O NO

819 days ago
37.

Rodrick    

It's a sad situation if it proves that he is dead, but it's even worst when you have some butthole calling someone a thug they don't know. People wake up (Michael)because you know nothing about his situation. How would you like for someone to put you on blast. Truth be told you are a crackhead, now what.

819 days ago
38.

bob    

Just got off the phone with my brother, an oceanside homicide detective. Seau committed suicide. :(

819 days ago
39.

Kenny    

One of the most overrated players in the NFL. LIke most professional athletes, he probably couldn't handle not being in the limelight any more.

819 days ago
40.

Blue Mann    

R.I.P? It may be a little difficult to 'rest in peace' if he thinks about the 4 kids he selfishly abandoned.

819 days ago
41.

jacie    

Wow, what a sad story I would never expect Jr. Saui to do somehting like this. Jr. played the game with heart he will be missed. My Prayers to his family this is very heart breaking.

819 days ago
42.

lorraine    

I want to remember Ryan O'Neal as Howard Bannister...as in "sliding down the".

819 days ago
43.

Tracy    

Sad to think someone can be so despondent that even looking out at that view couldn't bring them a sense of peace.

818 days ago
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