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Man Dies from Wound as Law Enforcement Now Awaits Autopsy Report in Apparent Murder/Suicide

The body of Stephen Roy Wyatt, 60, of Sulphur Springs has been sent to the medical examiner’s office in Dallas Tuesday afternoon, according to Sulphur Springs Chief of Police Jay Sanders. Sanders said Wyatt was removed from life support around 10 a.m. Monday.  His death follows an incident at his home Sunday that preliminary investigation shows a murder/suicide. However, no official ruling will be made until after the autopsy.

Laura Wyatt, 39, was found dead in their home the victim of an apparent gun shot and her husband, Wyatt, was found wounded from an apparent gunshot to the head. Local law enforcement and Texas Ranger John Vance now await the autopsy report to conclude the incident into the incident that occurred Sunday at the Wyatt home on Rockdale Road.

Sulphur Springs Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Rockdale Road Sunday, October 14, 2018 when witnesses heard arguing between a male and female inside a house at that location. Gun shots were also heard. The end result inside the house was one dead and one wounded during the disturbance. The Wyatt was transported to CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital ER by Hopkins County EMS. Witnesses told police they heard the arguing and then a gun shot. Several more gun shots followed the first. First officers on the scene called for the special response team made up of SWAT and EMS personnel. Once inside the house, the officers found the female dead from apparent gunshots and the male wounded by apparent gunshots, according to Chief Sanders.

Wyatt had been arrested in September for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon when he was accused of striking his wife in the head with the bottom of a pistol and chased her around with the gun. During the investigation at the scene, Wyatt told Sulphur Springs Police that he wanted to commit suicide. He was transported to the local hospital by EMS while in police custody at that time. He was out of jail on bond when the incident occurred Sunday.

Author: Staff Reporter

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