Officers respond to report of gunfire, find local man dead in car

(Mexia Police Dept. photo/file)
(Mexia Police Dept. photo/file)(KWTX)
Published: Oct. 25, 2018 at 12:32 PM CDT
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Mexia police were investigating Thursday after officers who responded to a report of gunfire at an intersection near the Walmart Supercenter on U.S. Highway 84 found a 37-year-old man dead of a gunshot wound at the wheel of a car in a field.

Officers found an AR pistol in the car.

A witness told officers heard a gunshot as he was leaving the Walmart store.

He told officers it came from inside the car, which was stopped at a red light on Highway 84.

The car then accelerated through the intersection and ran off the road.

"The case is only being investigated as a suicide, there are no other indications to take our investigation elsewhere,” Mexia police Chief Brian Bell said Thursday.