Two park visitors witnessed a 42-year-old active-duty O’Fallon airman shoot and kill himself around 5 p.m. Monday at Village Park in New Baden, according to police.
A post from the New Baden Police Department on Tuesday noted the shooting was also captured on a bus security camera as it was parked in the area.
Clinton County Coroner Phillip Moss identified the man Wednesday afternoon as Michael A. Mosley.
Police are investigating Mosley’s death, but they do not believe there was foul play involved or any imminent danger to the public. As of Tuesday, Mosley’s death was ruled a suicide.
Never miss a local story.
“The investigation into the unfortunate event is ongoing and expected to last for quite some time,” police wrote in the Facebook post.
The area in the park was closed off to the public for several hours Monday as New Baden police, Trenton police and the Clinton County Coroner’s office investigated the scene.
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is also investigating Mosley’s death because he was on active duty.