BY DAMIAN PREISS
Irving, Texas. February 23, 2013 –
On Monday, February 18th, a man in his 60s drove onto the North Lake College Campus where he took his own life while sitting inside his car.
The North Lake College Police Chief sent the following email to the staff on Tuesday, "Last evening, Irving police responded to a suicide committed in a remote parking area at our Central Campus. There was no danger to the college community and no North Lake student or staff was involved."
The Irving Police Department was also involved in the investigation.
IPD's Public Information Officer John Argumaniz said that on Monday evening, a man drove into the South East parking lot of the campus near a wooded area. It is not clear if it was while he was driving there or once he parked his car, that he was sending messages in various formats to his wife. Through these multiple messages/calls, he explained what he was planning on doing. Worried for his life, the man's wife called the Irving Police Department.
Although North Lake College has its own police department, once the wife called Irving Police, they had the duty of responding and investigating the incident. Both Irving Police and North Lake Police were present at the scene once the man's body was found in the car. The man died of a self-inflicted single shot to the head.
According to the wife, the man had major financial problems that were a motive in taking his own life.
Argumaniz explained that the campus was not put on lock-down after the incident due to several factors: the incident was after hours and in a remote area of the campus where there was no danger to students or staff.BY DAMIAN PREISS | Bio
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