A Marion County Lake resident died of a gunshot wound Sunday evening in what Marion County Sheriff’s Department is investigating as a suicide.
Sheriff Rob Craft declined to release the man’s name Tuesday, saying family hadn’t been properly notified. But Baker Funeral Home confirmed the deceased was Henry Shockley and that immediate family had been notified.
Emergency communications received a call at 6:45 p.m. Sunday that there was a man in the water, apparently dead. When responders arrived at the scene, the man had been pulled out of the water and onto a dock across a cove from the spillway at the east end of the dam.
Coroner Don Hodson pronounced the man dead at 7:25 p.m. EMTs remained at the scene until 8:30 p.m.
Preliminary indications were that the death was self-inflicted, Craft said, but he couldn’t rule out the possibility that it was accidental.