SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - The Smith County Sheriff’s Office said a man is in critical condition after being found with a gunshot wound Sunday.
According to the sheriff’s office, at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Smith County Patrol Deputies were sent to a deadly conduct call in the 17700 block of FM 2089 near Overton.
Upon the arrival of deputies, a male subject was located at the scene suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the head. UT Health EMS arrived a short time later and the victim was subsequently airlifted to UT Health Tyler by Air 1. He is listed in critical condition at this time.
The sheriff’s office said initial information suggests that the victim was dragged out of a vehicle and left on the side of the road. The suspect vehicle is described as a blue mid to compact sized four door sedan last seen headed north on FM 2089.
Smith County Investigators and the Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene and are following up on several leads.
The sheriff’s office said the victim has been identified. His name is being withheld pending notification of the family.