Murder suspect commits suicide in Lakeview

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robert rider suicide53-year-old Robert Rider, Jr. is dead after shooting himself in his car Tuesday morning in Lakeview.

WGNO’s Sandra Gonzalez reports a police officer approached a man in a champagne colored sedan. The officer tried to stop the driver but he wouldn’t talk or cooperate. When the man finally pulled over in in the 300 block of 18th Street near Fleur de Lis Drive in Lakeview, he put a gun to his head and shot himself while sitting in the car.

Officials are saying the deceased is Robert Rider, Jr. Rider died after arriving at a local hospital.

Rider was wanted for beating his father, 73-year-old Robert Rider, Sr., to death last Wednesday in Lakeview.