Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigating after man fatally shot in head

Polk County Sheriff’s Office investigating after man fatally shot in head

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Polk County Sheriff’s Office said a man died after receiving a gunshot wound to the head Saturday.

According to a Facebook post, around 1:00 PM on Saturday January 26, 2019,deputies along with the assistance of Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to Chi St Luke’s Hospital concerning a victim of a single gunshot wound transported to the ER by personal vehicle.

Sheriff’s Office Detectives responded to the ER as well as the location of the shooting at a residence off Mangum Rd. Detectives discovered that 18 year old Oscar Flores-Ruiz had sustained a single gunshot wound to the head.

Life flight transported Flores to Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston where the following day Flores succumbed due to his wounds.

An autopsy was conducted by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office on January 28, 2019 with detectives notified of their findings.

The post said Sheriff Hammack reports detectives have conducted interviews with several witnesses, recovered evidence and processed the scene where the shooting occurred transporting evidence items to the Medical Examiner’s Office to assist in the death investigation.

Sheriff Hammack ask if anyone has information of importance in the investigation to contact Lt. Craig Finegan at 936-329-9028.

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