A former Army captain who lost his job as a company director has died from shotgun wounds after a shooting at his home.
Barry Sugrue, a former company director with Birmingham-based firm CPL Interiors, died from head injuries at his farmhouse in Inkberrow, Worcestershire, on Tuesday.
Armed police officers surrounded the couple’s £350,000 property in Priory Farm Lane after neighbours heard a gun shot.
The 38-year-old was taken to Alexandra Hospital in Redditch with serious injuries but died soon afterwards.
His wife Monika, was comforted by police. West Mercia Police said it was not treating the incident as suspicious and a coroner has been informed.
Mr Sugrue lost his job days before Christmas when CPL Interiors Plc went into administration after losing £3 million in 12 months. He lost his job alongside managing director David Lawrence and David Johnson.
A total of 64 members of staff from the company, which had offices in Birmingham and London, were also laid off as a result of the collapse.
The company’s turnover dropped from £18 million in 2009 to £15 million last year. Mr Sugrue joined the firm in 2008 after having previously worked for building giant Thomas Vale Construction.
Chris Moore, spokesman for insolvency firm KJ Watkin & Co, said: ‘’Sadly, they are another casualty of the downturn in the construction industry.
“They struggled to win new work at enough of a margin to make a profit.’’
Mr Sugrue was a Captain with A Squadron Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire Yeomanry.
He met his wife Monika at an Army barbecue and the couple married in Warwick in 2002.