Mid-morning today (Thursday, February 26, 2015), the Kirkland Police Department (KPD) responded to investigate a death in the 10600 block of 111th Ave NE. A deceased adult male was found alone in his car, which was parked on a dead end street, which happens to run adjacent to the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC). No crime occurred on the CKC, but residents or trail users could have certainly seen the crime scene tape and assumed something had happened on the trail. As a matter of investigative procedure, the officers knocked on doors to see if a neighbor might have heard a gunshot, which helps to identify a possible time of death.
While the investigation remains open pending an autopsy, KPD is very confident that this was clearly a sad and tragic suicide by a single gunshot. There is no danger to the community and again, this occurred in a parked car on a city street.