87-year-old man kills himself when authorities come to execute child sex abuse warrant

Detectives were conducting a felony child sexual abuse investigation
Texarkana, Texas, police are investigating the death of a man whom authorities say shot himself...
Texarkana, Texas, police are investigating the death of a man whom authorities say shot himself as they were trying to execute a search warrant as part of a felony investigation.(Source: Fred Gamble/KSLA News 12)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 6:24 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 9, 2022 at 11:19 AM CDT
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TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) — An 87-year-old man is dead, killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound as authorities were trying to execute a search warrant as part of a felony investigation.

It happened late the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 4 at a home in the 3700 block of Galleria Oaks Drive in Texarkana, Texas.

Ed Foster, 87, shot and killed himself on Aug. 4, 2022 as authorities arrived at his home in...
Ed Foster, 87, shot and killed himself on Aug. 4, 2022 as authorities arrived at his home in Texarkana, Texas to execute a felony warrant to child sex abuse.(Texarkana Texas Police Department)

Detectives were at the front of the house when they heard the gunshot from the rear. The man apparently walked out the back door and shot himself, they said.

The man, identified as Ed Foster, died at the scene.

The Texarkana Texas Police Department says the felony arrest warrant for Foster was for continuous sexual abuse of a child. Officials believe there may be more victims. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Detective Cliff Harris at 903-798-3170.

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