An Oklahoma man who was allegedly fired from a high school for being a computer repair man died on Thursday, according to authorities.
Christopher Nelson, 24, was found unconscious by his father, John Nelson, in his home at the home of a family member in the rural town of Pawnee, Okla., according to the Pawnees Police Department.
His death was ruled a suicide, the department said.
Nelson had been employed by the Pawsitive School District in the Oklahoma City suburb of Norman, and was on his way to a graduation ceremony when he was shot, the Pikes Peak Daily Herald reported.
The victim told investigators that Nelson was a computer tech, according the newspaper.
Pawsitive Police Chief Tim Stump said the shooting is under investigation.
“There’s been an ongoing investigation.
I’m not going to give any more details,” Stump told the newspaper in a telephone interview.”
There’s no indication whatsoever of anything like this,” Stumpt added.
The school district said in a statement that it was saddened to learn of Nelson’s death.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic event, which took the life of our employee and his family,” the statement said.
Pawnees Superintendent of Schools Jim Mott said the district is “deeply saddened” by Nelson’s shooting and is working with the family of the victim to ensure the safety of all students.
“We have a very close-knit community, and the family is grieving with us,” Mott told the Daily Herald.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”
According to police, Nelson was working in the district’s Computer Repair Department when he called his father to report a computer issue.
His father, a former school district employee, was also working in that department.
“He was there and he was trying to help, and he called him and asked if he was OK,” Mowch said.
An investigation into the shooting remains under way.”
The father went to the home to check on Nelson, who was pronounced dead at the scene, the newspaper reported.
An investigation into the shooting remains under way.