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Shooting death near Summersville investigated

Sheriff Scott K. Lindsey

On May 13, 2020, at approximately 6:32 p.m., Texas County deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 1700 block of Highway 17 south of Summersville. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies located a deceased male from the result of a gunshot wound. The alleged shooter was present and cooperated with investigators. The subject was transported to the Texas County Justice Center for investigation and was later released. 
Michael R. Eschrich, age 63, of Mtn. View, was pronounced dead at the scene by Texas County Coroner Marie Lasater. Preliminary results of the investigation indicate that Eschrich approached the shooter with a dangerous object in an aggressive manner and the weapon was discharged in defense of the risk of serious physical injury or death.
This investigation is still active and upon completion, the results will be presented to the Texas County Prosecuting Attorney for review.


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