Erath County Sheriff's deputies, EMS and other first responders were dispatched to a home located a mile south of Stephenville on US 281 at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday in reference to a reported shooting.

Upon arrival, first responders discovered the victim of an attempted suicide with a gunshot wound to the head/neck area still alive, according to Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant. Erath County EMS transported the victim to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Stephenville. An air ambulance was called to take the victim to a Fort Worth hospital, Bryant confirmed.

Sources close to the family and the victim's son's Facebook page both indicate the victim was taken off life support at 7:50 a.m. Friday morning.