Sunday gun death ruled ‘self-inflicted’

Case closed in late-night shooting

Police are terming an early Sunday morning shooting death in Rockdale a suicide.

Lt. J.D. Newlin said police and AMR ambulance paramedics were called to the Brian Caffey home on FM 487 south at 1:46 a.m. Sunday.

Newlin said Caffey, 44, had sustained a pistol shot to the head.

He was taken to Richards Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Chip Dunsmoor.

Newlin termed the wound “self inflicted.”

“There was no autopsy ordered and the investigation is closed,” he said.

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home. See obituary, page 4D.

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