Sheriff’s police are investigating an apparent suicide after a man was found dead in the parking lot of the Kendall County Courthouse in Yorkville.
Deputy Craig French said police responded to the parking lot at 1:46 p.m. after receiving a 911 call regarding a man with a gun.
“When deputies arrived, they found a man on the ground who appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound to the head,” French said in a press release.
Police said surveillance video from the courthouse showed the man standing with a shotgun just outside his car, which was parked on the far west side of the lot.
French said the man put the shotgun to his head and fired a single shot.
“The man was by himself at the time … he took his life,” the press release said. No one else was injured.
"At this point, we do not have any record that he had any criminal or civil court dates today at the courthouse,” French said. “He never went into the courthouse."
Police are not releasing the man’s identity pending notification of his family.
Editor's note: Oswego Patch editor Natalie Stevens contributed to this report.