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