Shooting Over Weekend Leaves Diboll Area Man Dead

Angelina County sheriff's department officials tell the East Texas News that a shooting took place over the weekend off of Camp Road near Diboll.

22 year old James Tad Wheeler Jr. was detained for questioning as a possible suspect in the shooting of 45 year old James Tad Wheeler Sr.

Lt. Pete Cooper says that in the preliminary investigation, it appears that the victim was shot in self defense.

Officials say the case will be reviewed by the District Attorney's office and will be presented to the Grand Jury to determine whether any charges will be filed in the case.

Deputies were dispatched to the scene early Saturday morning.