BELTON — Officers are investigating the death of a man found floating in Lake Belton on Saturday morning.
The Bell County Sheriff’s Office dispatched officers to Sparta Valley Park, 5155 Sparta Valley Park Road at about 8:02 a.m., said Maj. T.J. Cruz, Bell County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
A fisherman had called about seeing a dead man in the water.
Officers arriving on the scene found the man had a gunshot wound in the head, Cruz said. Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield, Precinct 1, pronounced the man dead at 8:25 a.m. and ordered an autopsy in Dallas.
The case is being treated as a death investigation, Cruz said, and more information should be available when the autopsy is completed.