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Man Found Dead in Westport Parking Lot

(UPDATED 1:30 p.m.)

WESTPORT, Conn. – The body of a 48-year-old Westport man was found in the wooded area along the Baldwin parking lot of Elm Street in Westport Monday morning, Capt. Sam Arciola said in a statement.

The man, identified Monday afternoon as James Barber, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Arciola said. A shot gun was found near the body, he said.

Barber’s body was discovered at approximately 8:50 a.m., Arciola said. The body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. The Westport Police Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.

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