The body of a 23-year old man was found near the front porch of a residence on Franklin County Road SW 4430. He died of an apparent gunshot wound, according to Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones.
Franklin County Deputies found the body after responding to a 911 call at 11:35 p.m. Thursday. The home owner in the 1400 block of Franklin CR SW 4430 had placed the call. According to Jones, the home owner and another witness are being interviewed at this time.
The body of the deceased has been transported to Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for an autopsy. No names are being released at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
Jones stated that his department, with assistance from the Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers division is investigating the incident.