WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Police identified the Warrensburg High School senior who took his own life Friday morning as Kyle Wittrock, 18.
Police said Wittrock first drove to school where a school employee spotted him in the parking lot inside his car with a long gun around 8 a.m. The employee notified police and the school was placed on lockdown.
When police arrived, Wittrock drove away, stopping about two miles away at a University of Central Missouri parking lot. A resident in the area said several officers surrounded Wittrock in his vehicle with their guns drawn.
“I heard cops yelling, ‘Get on the ground! Get on the ground,’” Trevor Carter said. “Their guns were drawn out, shotguns everywhere, and I heard a couple of bang noises. They might have been shots fired.”