Just before 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 3200 block of state Hwy. 204 in reference to an individual who’d made threats towards other people inside a residence, and who’d made suicidal statements.
The individual, whose name is not being released at this time, committed suicide and was pronounced deceased by a Nacogdoches County Justice of the Peace. An autopsy has been ordered.
While en route to the address, deputies were made aware that the individual had numerous firearms and other weapons inside the home, and dispatchers received a report of a shot fired. When deputies arrived in the area, they established a secure perimeter while attempting to contact the individual.
Given information that the individual was armed, had made threats towards others, and was barricaded inside the residence, SWAT team members were called to the residence.
While SWAT members were en route, deputies on scene heard shooting from inside the home.
When law enforcement entered the home, the individual was found deceased.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased’s family members and loved ones.
The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Nacogdoches Police Department, Precinct 1 Constable’s Office, SWAT Team and Texas Department of Public Safety for their assistance in responding to this incident.
If someone experiencing a mental-health crisis is a threat to themselves or others, call 911. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, you can call or text 988 to reach the national Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can also chat with someone online at 988lifeline.org.
This is an ongoing investigation by the NCSO and Texas Rangers.