A 58-year-old Key West man died from a gunshot to the head Sunday night in a “suspicious death,” police said.
John Harold Cruz, who worked for the city from 2005 to 2013, was found dead inside his Peacon Lane home after police responded to a medical emergency call after 11:30 p.m., said city spokeswoman Alyson Crean.
“Detectives are not releasing details of the circumstances because the investigation in ongoing,” Crean said in a statement.
Cruz started with the city as a code compliance inspector and one year later was promoted to a code specialist, according to city officials. In 2007, he was promoted to building inspector and worked until he resigned in 2013 at an annual salary of $50,836.
Peacon Lane runs from Caroline to Eaton street and is close to the historic seaport.
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