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Domestic Problem Turns to Suicide
    Aug 23, 2007

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A domestic altercation turned into an apparent suicide Wednesday night.  About 9:30 pm, a gunshot rang out at 402 South Monroe Street.  25 year old Kenneth Edison had shot himself in the head.

When Sgt Michael Hall arrived on scene he proceeded to the backyard where he found Kenneth Edison lying on the ground with a pistol beside him.  Sgt Hall and Officer Doug Whiddon secured the gun.

30 second video of the scene

A neighbor described the situation as chaotic with arguing and a child crying through the late afternoon and evening.  They also described an unusual flurry of cars in and out of the residence.  About 9 pm a car arrived and attempted to get Kenneth Edison to go with him.  After much anguish, the driver got Mr Edison into the car and they drove off.  He was being urged to cool down.

Approximately 15 to 20 minutes later the car came back to the residence, Kenneth Edison got out, and the car sped away.  Mr Edison went into the front door of the house.  About 5 minutes later, the gunshot rang out.

When Mr Edison come through the front door, his girlfriend told him to leave and not come back.  He walked out the back door to his car and got his gun.  He began walking away from the residence and shot himself.

EMS was on scene in a matter of minutes.  Mr Edison was transported to the hospital and about midnight was pronounced dead.  Investigators Mark Esquivel and Chris Jordan are the investigators.





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