(L.A.) Bruce Pardo, 45, Committed Suicide

Case Number: 2008-09019

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 45-year-old Caucasian male that occurred at a private residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Bruce Pardo.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound to the Head

RIP BRUCE PARDO (March 23, 1963 – December 25, 2008)

Also called the Santa gunman, the decedent is considered a mass murderer, having killed nine people at a Christmas Eve party, including his ex-wife and her relatives, before later killing himself.