MASCOUTAH, Ill. (KMOX) – With the D.C. Navy Yard shootings fresh on the minds of those in the military, it was no coincidence that police informed Scott Air Force Base of a suicidal man who worked as a civilian contractor on the base.
Early Tuesday morning Mascoutah police got a call from the man’s live-in girlfriend who said he was missing, his revolver was gone and he had left a note that he was upset over some recent work related issues.
The 33-year-old was later found in his car on a Mascoutah parking lot with a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
He is said to be unresponsive and on life support.
KMOX has since learned that the Air force Office of Special Investigations and the F.B.I. are investigating.
Concerning the local investigation, Mascoutah Police Chief Bruce Fleshren says, “there were no theats to the base that I’m aware of, or any individual in Mascoutah or any other community.”
STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL INVESTIGATION IN WASHINGTON D.C.
“On Sept. 25, a contractor employed with the DISA CONUS field office at Scott Air Force Base, IL, attempted suicide. The employee is in critical condition at a local hospital. The DISA CONUS team is deeply saddened by this incident and is committed to providing assistance to our employees and their families affected by this tragic event.”