28-Year-Old Waterford Woman at Gun Range Dies of Suicide

28 Year-Old-Waterford Woman at Gun Range Dies of Suicide

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Feb. 5, 2014)

INCIDENT:  12:34 hrs. Feb. 4 – Independence Township -Suicide   #14-017382

SUMMARY: Deputies responded to an address in the 6500 block of Dixie Highway near Maple (Accurate Gun Range) for an adult suicide. Information is a subject was firing at the range and shot herself in the head.

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:    Upon arrival deputies discovered the victim lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head. Information from the employees is that the victim had purchased three boxes of 9mm ammunition and was practicing on the range with a rented gun. They stated they later that when they checked on her she was found on the floor. A detective was on scene and reviewing the range surveillance camera which did reveal the deceased put the gun to her head and shot herself. The OCSO Forensic Lab responded to process the scene. The Oakland County Medical Examiner was notified and is responding to take custody of the deceased pending an autopsy. Investigation continues.

VICTIM, SUSPECT or ARRESTEE INFORMATION: (Victim) – 28-year-old female resident of Waterford Township.

NOTE:  Police Reports come directly from the Police Department or agency involved and are written by the person or agency listed below the title.  We generally run these “as is” or with minimal editing for punctuation, spelling, etc. Suspects should not be presumed guilty.  Those needing more information about a case are encouraged to follow up with the reporting agency or court system for the most current information. 

SUICIDE PREVENTION:

“Suicide is a major public health issue, but it is preventable,” said George Miller, Director of Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services in a previous article. “It is important for everyone to recognize the warning signs and risk factors for suicide to prevent the loss of lives.”

Warning Signs:

~Talking about, or making plans to die

~Talking about “ending the pain”

~Persistently feeling sad, lonely or “empty”

~Insomnia or excessive sleeping

~Social isolation and withdrawal

~Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions

Risk Factors:

~Previous suicide attempt(s)

~Depression or other mental illness

~Substance use

~Family history of suicide

~Physical illness and /or chronic pain

If you or someone you know is in crisis, do not leave the person alone and do not isolate yourself.  Call your doctor, 911, go to a hospital emergency room for immediate help, or ask someone to help you.  The phone number for Common Ground’s 24-hour Crisis and Resource Helpline is 800-231-1127 and is available 24 hours a day.

Additional Resources:

Common Ground – www.commongroundhelps.org

Oakland County Community Mental Health – www.occmha.org

Easter Seals – www.mi.easterseals.com

Suicide Prevention Resource Center – www.sprc.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – www.samhsa.gov

National Alliance on Mental Illness – www.name.org

 

28 Year Old Waterford Woman at Gun Range Dies of Suicide

(Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Feb. 5, 2014)

INCIDENT:  12:34 hrs. Feb. 4 – Independence Township -Suicide   #14-017382

SUMMARY: Deputies responded to an address in the 6500 block of Dixie Highway near Maple (Accurate Gun Range) for an adult suicide. Information is a subject was firing at the range and shot herself in the head.

OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:    Upon arrival deputies discovered the victim lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head. Information from the employees is that the victim had purchased three boxes of 9mm ammunition and was practicing on the range with a rented gun. They stated they later that when they checked on her she was found on the floor. A detective was on scene and reviewing the range surveillance camera which did reveal the deceased put the gun to her head and shot herself. The OCSO Forensic Lab responded to process the scene. The Oakland County Medical Examiner was notified and is responding to take custody of the deceased pending an autopsy. Investigation continues.

VICTIM, SUSPECT or ARRESTEE INFORMATION: (Victim) – 28-year-old female resident of Waterford Township.

NOTE:  Police Reports come directly from the Police Department or agency involved and are written by the person or agency listed below the title.  We generally run these “as is” or with minimal editing for punctuation, spelling, etc. Suspects should not be presumed guilty.  Those needing more information about a case are encouraged to follow up with the reporting agency or court system for the most current information. 

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