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Polk County Commissioner allegedly shot by brother

Polk Co. Commissioner Pct. 1 Robert "Bob" Willis - source Polk Co. website Polk Co. Commissioner Pct. 1 Robert "Bob" Willis - source Polk Co. website
POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A Polk County Commissioner is recovering tonight in a Houston hospital after allegedly being shot three times by his brother.

(KTRE) - Just before 7 p.m. Friday evening, according to Sheriff Hammack, deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call at W3 ranch, three miles south of Livingston on f.m. 1988.   Precinct One Commissioner Robert "Bob" Willis was shot in the right forearm, upper chest and upper leg.

They believe the shooter was the commissioner's brother, Ben Willis.

Officers found Ben Willis dead from an apparent self-inflicted gun shot wound at his residence.

Bob Willis was taken by private vehicle to Livingston Memorial Hospital before being life-flighted to Houston Hermann Hospital.  Hammack says he's undergone two surgeries.

Hammack says Willis is doing well, and doctors believe he could be going home in just a couple of days.

He also says their investigation is ongoing, and they do not know yet why Bob Willis was shot.

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