35-year-old Chad Cross Commits Suicide Tuesday Night

Chad Cross, WaukeshaThe man who committed suicide on Tuesday night has now been identified as 35-year-old Chad Cross. Cross shot himself after a female friend called the police at 8:14 p.m to report that he was suicidal and carrying a gun.

Cross exited a car as officers approached the scene and began to walk down the 800 block of Manor Drive near Kensington Drive when police heard a gunshot.  Cross shot himself in the chest and fell to the ground.

Cross’s female friend who originally called 911, told the police she believed that he was carrying explosive devices.  A package was found near the man’s body. The Milwaukee County Bomb Squad was called to the scene.

They found the package contained black powder and ammunition for a muzzle loaded weapon. A robot was used to move the package to a safe location where it was destroyed.

The Bomb Squad was also called to Cross’s residence on South Street where police found a suicide note and tools and materials to make a bomb.

UPDATE:
Here’s a picture of Cross in 2010 during a Civil War reenactment that he was participating in.  As with any suicide, seeing anyone take their own life is a very sad experience that we always could have been avoided.

Chad Cross, Waukesha

AroundWaukesha.Com sends out our deepest condolences to friends and family members that Chad left behind.

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7 Responses to 35-year-old Chad Cross Commits Suicide Tuesday Night

  • My thoughts and prayers are with his children and family members. You were a good man Chad, and you will be greatly missed.

  • I have known the cross family for years. Chad’s brother & I (Kyle) basically grew up together. I remember Chad being a very talented drummer back in the day and lots of fond memories. I’m still very shocked by all this and send out my love & prayers to all family involved. God bless Chad you will always be missed!

    • Thank you very much, Chad is missed by so many. Kandice and I are making “Remember Chad” Bracelets. Please let me know if you would like one. They can sold by Kandice and myself, or basically any local bar within the Waukesha/Pewaukee Area.

  • Chad, my heart aches for the pain that you were in. May you now find the peace you were looking for.

  • I never knew chad but he was a really nice guy and I wish I would have gotten to know him more 🙁

  • Hi everybody, I am Veronica, Chad’s baby sister. Thank you so much for the positive comments, this has impacted our family so very much and I would just like to thank you for the positive comments that you have addressed, it’s good to have a change from the negative comments I hear alot about Chads death.