Veteran's death outside Phoenix VA hospital investigated as possible suicide
Chris McCrory, The Republic
October 20, 2017
Phoenix police were investigating the death of a veteran who may have taken his own life outside Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center, officials said.
Police said the death was reported as a "self-inflicted gunshot wound" near the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department building on Friday morning.
The incident "happened outside the facility and was not done in sight of or around other people," said Paul Coupaud, a spokesman for the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
The agency urged any veteran experiencing a crisis, or family members concerned about a veteran's mental health, to contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255. This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Police had not released the man's name by Friday afternoon.
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