TRINITY, TX (KTRE) - According to the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, the 52-year-old man who shot and killed his 28-year-old son over a pack of cigarettes and then shot himself has died.
Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace said that Allen Rode, of Trinity, died as a result of his self-inflicted gunshot wound early Monday morning. He said, as a result, the ongoing investigation into the murder of Allen Rode's son is officially closed.
On Dec. 13, Trinity County Sheriff's deputies responded to a family violence call in the Jungle Village subdivision on the north end of Lake Livingston, according to Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace. One of the first deputies on the scene heard a gunshot and entered the home, where he found a wounded man on the ground. He dragged the man to safety.
David Rode of Trinity, died as a result of his injuries.
Wallace said his deputies knew there was an armed man still inside. The suspect, who was later identified as Allen Rode, barricaded himself in a back room, and TCSO deputies later found him with a shotgun and a self-inflicted wound to his jaw.
Wallace said the two men had been fighting over a pack of cigarettes, adding that his deputies had been to the home on family violence-related calls several times.
No officers were injured.
Before the case was closed, the Trinity County Sheriff's Office and Texas Rangers are investigating.