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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Man kills himself in church parking lot

  • Ardmore police are investigating the apparent suicide of a man, whose body was found about 6 p.m. Wednesday inside a car parked in a Northwest Baptist Church parking lot.


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  • Ardmore police are investigating the apparent suicide of a man, whose body was found about 6 p.m. Wednesday inside a car parked in a Northwest Baptist Church parking lot.
     
    Police Chief Keith Mann was on the scene shortly after the suicide was reported.
     
    The chief said there was a firearm in the car near the man’s body, but officers were not immediately able to confirm the weapon was used in his death.
     
    “We have not been in the car yet. We are awaiting the arrival of an investigator with the state’s Medical Examiner’s Office,” Mann said.
     
    The chief did not release the name of the victim, but confirmed he was a black man, believed to be in his 20’s and a local resident.
     
    The preliminary investigation led Mann to suspect the suicide occurred sometime Tuesday night.
     
    While the investigation remained in the early stages, Mann said it was not immediately clear if someone arriving for church services discovered the man’s body or if a member of his family had located him.
     
    “We know his family had been looking for him,” the chief said.

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