Maryland: Hyattsville Mayor Kevin Ward Dies by Suicide

Hyattsville Mayor Kevin Ward was found dead in Fort Marcy, a park in McLean, Virginia on Tuesday.

44-year-old Kevin Ward died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the city said.

WTOP reported:

The City of Hyattsville, Maryland, has reported that Mayor Kevin Ward died from an apparent self-inflicted injury Tuesday.

The city said Ward died from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“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 the Mayor’s family,” a news release from the city said.

Ward first served as interim mayor for the city beginning in 2019, before being elected to the position in 2021.

“Ward is survived by his husband and two adopted sons.” – WJLA reported.

Maryland Governor Hogan offered his condolences to the Ward family.

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