On December 11, 2018, at approximately 11:45 a.m., the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area of SH 276 immediately west of the Quinlan City Limits regarding a vehicle next to a fence line with the engine running and occupied.
Quinlan Police Department was the first to arrive and located a subject in the vehicle that appeared to have a single gunshot wound. Quinlan Police and Hunt County Sheriff’s Office began life-saving measures until AMR could arrive and transport the victim to Hunt Regional Medical Center Quinlan, Texas, where he was pronounced deceased.
The deceased was a 34-year-old male who resided in Quinlan, Texas, and the investigation determined that he had taken his own life.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family in the loss of their loved one especially right before Christmas time. We see an increase in this type of call every holiday season and I urge anyone that may be having a hard time to call for help whether it’s a friend, chaplain or the 24-hour crisis line. There are people that want to help,” said HCS Randy Meeks.
A 24-hour crisis hotline at Lakes Regional Community Center can be reached at 1-866-260-8000.