Warrensburg High School Student Commits Suicide

© Andrew Mather Photography 2014

Early in the morning on April 11, 2014, police had sectioned off a small university parking lot located on Clark Street.

© Andrew Mather Photography 2014

Local law enforcement members investigate the scene.

 

Story by Andy Lyons, UCM Muleskinner Managing Editor 

A Warrensburg High School senior killed himself Friday after being spotted in the high school parking lot with a shotgun.

The victim was later identified as Kyle M. Wittrock, 18, of Warrensburg.

At approximately 7:45 a.m., the Warrensburg Police Department was notified that someone in a green Ford Explorer was in the high school parking lot with a  shotgun. Officers stopped the vehicle behind the Classic Car Wash at Maguire and Clark streets, according to a news release.

Officers took cover while waiting for back-up units to arrive. Shortly thereafter, officers heard a shotgun blast come from the vehicle, according to a press release. After the back-up units arrived, officers approached the vehicle and found that the driver was deceased from a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to a news release.

No shots were fired at the school, which was locked down during the incident.

Missouri State Highway Patrol and UCM Public Safety officers assisted WPD at the scene.

This screenshot was taken from Kyle Wittrock's twitter feed. This tweet could have possibly been hinting that this incident was planned.

This screenshot was taken from Kyle Wittrock’s twitter feed.
This tweet could have possibly been hinting that this incident was planned.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING IMAGES ARE GRAPHIC AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR SOME VIEWERS

 

© Andrew Mather Photography 2014

The victim’s vehicle, a Ford Explorer, has a shattered driver’s side window where law enforcement officers had to break in to remove the body.

© Andrew Mather Photography 2014

© Andrew Mather Photography 2014

© Andrew Mather Photography 2014

© Andrew Mather Photography 2014

© Andrew Mather Photography 2014

Clean up crews removed glass and blood from the parking lot after the vehicle had been towed away.

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