HYATTSVILLE Mayor Kevin Ward died Tuesday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the city announced.
Ward is a two-term city council member who was elected mayor in the Maryland community last year.
Ward, 44, was found in Fort Marcy Park in McLean with a gunshot wound.
“Mayor Ward is a valued and trusted leader and a fierce advocate for all Hyattsville residents,” a statement from the city said.
“We are heartbroken at this loss and send our deepest sympathies to his family.”
The statement announced that details about a service and tributes will be shared as they become available.
News of his death sparked a wave of love from colleagues and others in the state.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4549834/hyattsville-maryland-mayor-kevin-ward-dies-suicide/ Hyattsville Mayor Kevin Ward has died by suicide at age 44 after being found in a Maryland park with a gunshot wound