by Tashun Chism
An East Texas man was gunned down early this morning outside of Lufkin.
Authorities say someone called police after seeing an injured man waving for help on Sundale Street off Highway 69 North around 12:30 am.
When Angelina County Sheriff's Department deputies arrived, they found 36-year-old Samuel Cook dead on the side of the road.
Authorities say Cook appears to have put up a fight before he was murdered.
"It appeared that he'd been shot several times. The investigation lead us back to his residence which is right tup the road from where the body was actually found. It appears that he was actually assaulted inside his residence and left the residence," said Angelina County Sheriff Kent Henson.
Officials are looking at several leads, but no arrests have been made yet.