Wednesday, August 15, 2012

William Rudloff dies after walking into quiet village street and shooting himself in the head

A teenage altar boy committed suicide by shooting himself in the head on a quiet village street.

Hundreds attended the funeral of 13-year-old William Rudloff on Monday.

His distraught mother asked the congregation to focus on how her son had lived and not on his death.

Police have closed the investigation into the teenager's death on August 2 which left his small community reeling.

William walked out into the street, close to his home in Sloatsburg, New York and fired a gun at his head.

He died two days later in Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla.

Officials said there was no criminal wrongdoing, calling the death a 'tragedy'.

In the two weeks since his death, there has been little information released. It was not known how the 13-year-old got hold of a gun or who it belonged to. Read More