Officials: Man Committed Suicide At Sauk Village Gas Station

SAUK VILLAGE, Ill. (STMW) — A 23-year-old man found shot in the chest at a south suburban gas station over the weekend committed a suicide, officials said Monday.

Sauk Village police got a report Sunday afternoon of a man who might be dead in a car at the Marathon station at 1801 E. Sauk Trail Rd. When they arrived about 12:50 p.m., they found the man in the rear seat, unconscious and not breathing, according to a release from police.

Police and paramedics discovered he had suffered a single gunshot to the chest. A gun was reportedly found at the scene, according to a source.

The man was identified as Robert Broadway, 23, of the 900 block of Park Avenue in Thornton, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead on the scene at 1:14 p.m.

On Monday, an autopsy found Broadway died of a gunshot wound to the chest and his death was ruled a suicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

The investigation was conducted by Sauk Village police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2011. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • AE

    How is it automatically a suicide? Maybe someone shot him and threw the gun on his lap before running off..

  • KE

    so sad :(

  • So Sad

    Tha’ts not funny Justine.

    I wonder if you’d post that kind of wry humor if this was your brother or loved one.

    My condolences to his friends and family.

  • A friend

    I knew Robert personally and this just doesnt seem right

    • goodfriends

      i def agree. he was one of my best guy friends, and he would not have done it. esp like this. me and him have had a lot of deep conversations, and have talked about suicide before. he wouldnt have done it. they need to look into it a heck of a lot more, bc this doesnt fit robert at all. anyone who knew him well enough would know that. his family and friends deserve justice, as well as robert. this is def not right, or justice

  • the family deserves better!

    The time lines don’t match I have a scanner nd live in sauk village a block from where this happened nothing is adding up the call came in well b4 svpd r claiming they received it plus the gas station attendant reported he saw two male subjects leaving the vehicle this is ridiculous svpd is slacking big surprise! Nd y DIDN’T the attendant say he heard a gun shot! He called in a suspicous vehicle nd NOT a gun shot victim not even that he heard shots fired! I pray for the family I knew robert in h.s not well but well enough to know nothing is adding up here if he drove the car to the gas station y would he get out of the car to get in the back seat to shoot himself in the chest nd not the head? Not a suicide just lazy police dept nd task force! This is sickening I’m disgusted with svpd all two officers we have young ppl r dropping like flies in this town nd the police r doing nothing to stop it they jus keep letting the murderers walk! I pray for the day something like this happens to a friend or family member of theirs maybe they will get on the ball nd give the family of this victim the appology they deserve!

  • themaniinthemoon

    So yeah, if I was going to blow myself away, then why would I get in the backseat of the vehicle?
    C’mon now, don’t make us start asking the State boys to look into this investigation.
    Was the coroner on scene? Or was the body transported to the morgue for an autopsy?

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