Bellwood Man Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound, Coroner Reports

Sunday, July 1, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

The death of a Bellwood man on June 30 was ruled a suicide by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office on July 1.

According to autopsy results, Melvin Gilbert, 60, of the 1000 block of Eastern Ave. in Bellwood, died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

He was pronounced dead at his home by Bellwood police on Saturday at 12:05 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Bellwood police could not be contacted on Sunday evening for more details about the fatality.

If you or a loved one exhibits warning signs of suicide, call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255), or immediately seek help from a medical or mental health professional. VFP 

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