The East Texas News has just confirmed with Angelina County Sheriff Kent Henson that his department is investigating an apparent murder.
Sheriff Henson says that the Sheriff's Office received a 911 call around 12:30am Tuesday morning that a man was found injured and bleeding on the side of Sundale Road, located just north of the Lufkin city limits off of hwy 69 north.
Upon arrival, law enforcement officials discovered Samuel Cook dead on the side of the road from what appeared to be numerous gunshot wounds.
Sheriff Henson says it also appears that Cook was assaulted in his home, but died outside by the road.
Officials are looking at several leads, but no arrests have been made yet.