GATESVILLE — An investigation is underway after Coryell County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home after a resident reported an intruder early Saturday.

The call came about 1:50 a.m. from a home in the 800 block of County Road 176 near Gatesville. Upon arrival, deputies and a trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety learned the homeowner shot at an unknown subject leaving the residence, according to sheriff’s office news release.

Investigators said it appeared a vehicle at the home was broken into as well. After searching for several hours, the body of a white man was located in a field near the residence. Sheriff Johnny Burks said his name was withheld, pending notification of relatives.

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office with assistance from the Texas Rangers and DPS.

Contact M. Clare Haefner at or (254) 501-7551.

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