Kansas City police on Tuesday confirmed a man found shot to death in a hospital bed at Truman Medical Center committed suicide.
A nurse noticed a burning odor, which was later determined to be from gunpowder, on the fourth floor about 11 a.m. Saturday. She discovered a 59-year-old man in bed bleeding from the nose. He was later pronounced dead. He had multiple serious illnesses, said police Capt. Tye Grant.
It was then that hospital staff discovered a small handgun under the man’s arm.