Texas Rangers Investigate Apparent Suicide

April 22, 2015 (Photo by Shelby County Today) - Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that on April 21, 2015 at approximately 5:26pm Sheriff's Deputies along with investigators were at 3239 State Hwy 84 East in the Tenaha area attempting to serve an arrest warrant for violation of an emergency protective order.

Entry was made into a residence when a single gun shot was heard from within the residence in an adjoining room. It was discovered that Allen P. Shoemaker 33 year old W/M of Tenaha was deceased from an apparent self inflected gun shot wound.

Sheriff Willis Blackwell contacted Texas Ranger Travis Brazel to the scene to conduct the investigation. An autopsy has been ordered by JP 4, Jenny Hicks. Sheriff Willis Blackwell would like to thank all law enforcement officers and agencies for their quick response to his officers calls for assistance.