James Olds Identified as Man Who Shot Himself at Mission Dolores

A sad day at church

The Medical Examiner's Office has identified the man who shot himself outside the Mission Dolores chapel on Thursday morning as 85-year-old James Olds of San Francisco.

As Mission Local reported last week, Olds was sleeping on the steps in front of the gift shop at Mission Dolores around 7 a.m. when a custodian for the chapel, Raju Kumar, spotted him and told him to “Get up, it's about time.”

As Olds got up, Kumar noticed the man's bloody wrist and asked if he was okay.

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