The 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.
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.
AroundWaukesha.Com sends out our deepest condolences to friends and family members that Chad left behind.
Ah, Winter in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
If you’re like me and you have lived in Waukesha your entire life, then by now you have gotten somewhat used to the brutally cold and windy winter days that we endure between the months of November and March. Recently I came to realize that for many of us northerners the term “winter” has a different meaning. Some of us feel that winter is not here until several inches of snow blanket the ground, while others like myself believe that once temperatures reach freezing or below for a few consecutive days, winter is officially upon us. Any time that I have to scape ice off the windshield is an indication that winter is here.
So what’s it for you, the snow or the cold? When do you declare it winter in Waukesha?
I took a little peek at some images from earlier this year and I was quickly reminded of the things to come in the not so distant future, so I thought I would share one of them…
Better get those shovels and ice scrapers ready!