Authorities hope an autopsy today will tell them more about the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a man inside his Grandview tattoo parlor.
33-year-old Frank Ryan died of a single gunshot wound, according to Coroner Cinda Edwards.
He was discovered by a co-worker Sunday morning inside The Artist’s Edge on North Grand Avenue East.
Sheriff Neil Williamson says authorities have opened a death investigation, but says it’s too soon to classify the death as a homicide.
Ryan is pictured on the cover of this week’s Illinois Times, for a story about the rise of the tattoo business in Springfield.