The death of an Illinois State Police trooper on a Chicago expressway has been ruled a suicide
An autopsy found District Chicago Trooper Gerald Mason, 35, died of a gunshot wound to the head, the medical examiner’s office said. His age was initially reported as 36 on Friday by state police.
The 11-year state police veteran died Friday shortly after the shooting around 2 午後. on the inbound lanes of the Dan Ryan Expressway on the city’s 南側 当局は言った.
「彼は素晴らしい地区シカゴの兵士でした。,」 イリノイ State Police Director Brendan Kelly said during a news conference Friday evening.
The trooper’s mother, Linda Mason, told the Chicago Sun-Times that her son had wanted to be an officer since he was a toddler. He was a Chicago native who dedicated his life to policing, 彼女は言いました.
“He was a sweetheart, and he loved everybody," 彼女は言いました. “He just wanted to protect people and make this city and state better.”
木曜日に, the Illinois State Police announced it would more than double patrols in the Chicago area beginning Friday in response to a surge in shootings on expressways over the past two years.
以上がありました 185 今年の地域の高速道路での銃撃, 代理店によると, 合計約 130 昨年の銃撃, そしてちょうど上 50 に 2019.