Police discovered a 62-year-old man shot himself in the head with a handgun outside of a Norwalk apartment Thursday.
The body of Alan J. Sitterly, was discovered about 6 p.m. behind a West Chestnut Street apartment building by the ravine, according to the Norwalk Police Department. Police were notified at 5:54 p.m. and were on scene until 7:45. North Central EMS also responded.
“It appeared he suffered a gunshot wound,” Capt. Mike Conney said.
Police recovered a .45-caliber Glock handgun near Sitterly’s body. An officer’s report doesn’t indicate if the gun contained any other ammunition.
Conney said the victim had mailed a CD to his sister, who wasn’t able to open it on her computer. He said the woman took the disc to the police station, where a dispatcher played it and the woman heard the message from her brother.
“It just confirmed he wanted to end his life,” Conney said. “The report mentions he was depressed.”
When officers arrived at West Chestnut Street, they couldn’t get into the apartment at first, but once they entered it, nobody was there so police started checking for Sitterly outside of the building, Conney said.