January 26 2018,  Lynnfield

Two suicides reported last weekend

 By Christopher Roberson


Two individuals were found to have taken their own lives on the evenings of Jan. 20 and Jan. 21.

Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett, said the Jan. 20 incident took place at 5 p.m. at 1152 Main St. She said officers responded to “multiple 911 calls” from residents about an erratic driver on Main Street. Kimball-Monahan said the officers stopped driver Christopher Morris, 47, and proceeded to conduct a field sobriety test, as he appeared to be intoxicated. “At that moment, the officers noticed that Mr. Morris had a gun and shot himself,” she said. Although Morris was rushed to the hospital, Kimball-Monahan said, he was pronounced dead on arrival. The incident remains under investigation.

Kimball-Monahan said the second suicide took place at 10 p.m. on Jan. 21 at a home on Wymon Way. She could not release further details as the incident occurred in a private residence. However, she said that foul play did not appear to be a factor.

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