Ventura - A registered sex offender took his own life in a public parking lot before a court appearance Monday morning.
It happened in parking lot "B" at the Ventura County's Hall of Justice.
Investigators say, the 39 year old Oxnard man was released just last month after serving almost a year on child porn charges. A Spanish language translator helped investigators learn, that his ex-wife had a restraining order against him.
She was headed to court for a divorce settlement hearing.
According to witnesses, the man approached his wife in the parking lot, an argument ensued, that's when witnesses say he pulled a gun out and shot himself.
Investigators say the man died from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
Ventura Police and Ventura County Sheriff Deputies secured the scene immediately after the shooting took place.
"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)