WASHINGTON D.C.– The Mayor of Hyattsville, Maryland, Kevin Ward was found dead Tuesday from “an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound” according to reports. He was 44-years-old.
United States Park Police officers discovered Ward’s body in Fort Marcy, a park located in McLean, Va., WJLA reported.
“It is with great sadness that we report that our beloved Hyattsville Mayor Kevin Ward passed away yesterday, January 25, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the city announced in a statement. “Mayor Ward was a valued and trusted leader and a fierce advocate for all the people of Hyattsville. We are heartbroken at this loss and extend our deepest sympathy to his family.”