San Angelo Police said an officer was found inside police headquarters with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Police said Sergeant Freddy Dietz Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene. Police also said an autopsy would be done in Lubbock.
The following is an official statement from San Angelo Police:
Monday, November 6, 2017 — At approximately 10:41 a.m., San Angelo Police responded to a private office within Police Headquarters where they located the body of Sergeant Freddy Dietz Jr., who was deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard responded to the scene and formally pronounced Sgt. Dietz deceased.
Texas Ranger Todd Reed of the Texas Department of Public Safety is assisting with the investigation.
Sgt. Dietz’s body will be transported to the Lubbock County Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy. There is no further information available at this time.
The Department is asking the members of the community to keep the Dietz family and Police Department in your thoughts and prayers and to respect their privacy during this difficult time.
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