Deputy commits suicide at Ralph Wilson Stadium

Posted at 8:27 PM, Sep 14, 2015

The Orleans County Sheriff's Office says one of their deputies is the man who killed himself Saturday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The deputy was a 16-year veteran of the department and former U.S. Marine.

The Orleans County Sheriff's Office says it is working with Orchard Park Police on the investigation. It is not making any other statements on the incident at this time.

Authorities received numerous 911 calls around 10:20 p.m. reporting a man had been shot in the Buffalo Bills camper/RV lot.

Officers arrived and immediately began life saving measures, but he died at the scene. An investigation determined the gunshot wound was self-inflicted, but police say it is too early to determine if drugs or alcohol played any role.

There was a heavy police presence at the stadium around 11 p.m. shortly after the incident. A photo sent to 7 Eyewitness News from Margaret Fisher shows at least two police vehicles and an ambulance.

A lone officer remained when 7 Eyewitness News arrived on scene around 11:45 p.m. Police say this was an isolated situation.

The Buffalo Bills camper/RV lot was completely sold out ahead of Sunday's home opener against the Indianapolis Colts.

It's only the second time in the team's history the lot has sold out the day before a game.




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