A 70-year-old Somervell County man with a gun who was threatening to harm himself early Tuesday morning in the parking lot of Glen Rose Medical Center died after shooting himself, according to a news release from the office of Somervell County Sheriff Alan West.
The news release states that a call was received by the Sheriff's Office at about 4:25 a.m. (May 15) "regarding a man with a gun threatening to harm himself. Upon arrival at the scene officers found a man in the Glen Rose Medical Center parking lot near the Emergency Room entrance.
“Officers attempted to make contact with the man who then shot himself. The man was immediately taken into the Medical Center for treatment. The 70 year old man expired from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
There was no other information included in the news release. The Sheriff’s Office has not responded when asked about a possible motive behind the disturbance.
Early Wednesday morning, Somervell County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dwayne Griffin informed the Glen Rose Reporter that the Texas Rangers "are investigating and this was the only person involved in the call."