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Pleasant Hill Death and Fire Ruled Suicide

04-09-12

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Public Information Officer:
April 9th, 2012
Cpl. Kevin Tieman,
Cass County Sheriff's Office
816-380-8615 Office
816-738-4394 Cell

Pleasant Hill Death and Fire Ruled Suicide

Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff's Office and firefighters from Pleasant Hill and South Metro Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 18000 block of S. St. Rt. BB west of Pleasant Hill Saturday night around 11:30pm. Neighbors called 9-1-1 after hearing a gunshot and finding the victim's garage on fire. First Responders found the homeowner, 54 year old Ricky A. McEvoy, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound near the home.

Investigators with the Cass County Sheriff's Office believe that the fire was set by the victim and that his injuries were the result of a self-inflicted gunshot. No one else was home at the time of the incident.

The victim's body was released to the Jackson County Medical Examiner Office for further investigation.

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