Gunman Who Took His Own Life Identified as Warrensburg High School Student
Warrensburg Police have released more details regarding a gunman who took his own life following a traffic stop near Warrensburg High School on Friday morning (April 11). The man was identified at 18-year-old Kyle M. Wittrock of Warrensburg, a senior attending Warrensburg High School.
The following statement was issued by the Warrensburg Police Department:
Ford Explorer matching the vehicle description was spotted by a responding Warrensburg Police unit at Route DD and Maguire Street. After the vehicle turned northbound on Maguire. The WPD unit was able get the vehicle stopped behind the Classic Car Wash located at Maguire and Clark Street.
Officers in that unit took positions of cover, waiting for additional back-up units to arrive. Shortly thereafter, the officers heard a shotgun blast come from the vehicle. After back-up officers arrived officers approached the vehicle and found that the driver was deceased from a single self-inflicted wound to the head from a shotgun.
No shots were fired at the school and all students are unharmed and safe.