Police report: Junior Seau used .357 Magnum to kill himself, had no pulse when officers arrived

Junior Seau, one of the NFL's best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health revealed on Jan. 10, 2013. Results of an NIH study of Seau's brain revealed abnormalities consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The NIH, based in Bethesda, Md., conducted a study of three unidentified brains, one of which was Seau's. It said the findings on Seau were similar to autopsies of people "with exposure to repetitive head injuries." Getty Images

(CBS/AP) OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Oceanside police say Junior Seau fired one shot from a .357-caliber Magnum to kill himself at his home May 2 in a report that reveals details of the NFL great's suicide.

In the report released Tuesday, U-T San Diego says Seau's girlfriend told police she last saw him alive that day at 7:45 a.m.

At about 9:35 a.m., two officers responded to the home and were led to a bedroom where Seau was found with a gunshot wound in the upper chest. He did not have a pulse.

The report says two Oceanside lifeguards arrived and attempted to revive Seau before paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at 9:43 a.m.

The death has been ruled a suicide. A final autopsy report is pending.

U-T San Diego says the report said there were no signs of forced entry or a struggle at Seau's house, and no suicide note was found.

Junior Seau buried in hometown

Last week, Seau was buried in his hometown and thousands of fans attended a public memorial service at Qualcomm Stadium, where the hard-hitting, fist-pumping linebacker starred for 13 seasons.

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