The Tuesday shooting death of a newly promoted Chicago police deputy chief has been ruled a suicide, according to an autopsy released Wednesday.
Dion Boyd, 57, died from a self-inflicted gunshot to his chest, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Boyd, a nearly 30-year veteran of CPD, was found unresponsive in his office Tuesday morning at the Homan Square facility on the West Side, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
He’d been sworn in July 15 as deputy chief of criminal networks in a series of leadership changes by Supt. David Brown.
In announcing Boyd’s death Tuesday afternoon, Brown told reporters “There’s really no way to convey or express the magnitude of this loss.”
A 2017 report by the U.S. Department of Justice found Chicago’s suicide rate among officers was 60% higher than the national average.