Bell County Sheriffs investigate Moffatt shooting

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Special to the Journal

On Monday, March 9, at 2:20 p.m., Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported family disturbance call at 14765 Kuykendall Mountain Road in Moffat. Upon arrival, Deputies made contact with the caller, who reported that the person causing the disturbance had left the scene. The Deputies began searching the area for the suspect.

Deputies located the suspect as he returned home and made contact with him in the driveway. As Deputies attempted to interview the suspect, he became very upset and stated that he had shot someone. Deputies took the suspect into custody and started a search of the area. Deputies located at the end of the driveway a deceased white male who had been shot in the chest.

Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield pronounced Jerry Ingram, 67, dead and ordered the body taken to Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas for an autopsy.

Bell County Sheriff’s Investigators took Brian Ingram, 36, into custody. On Monday night, Bell County Sheriff’s Investigators interviewed Brian Ingram at the Sheriff’s Office in Belton. Brain Ingram was cooperative and answered Investigators questions. After the interview he was released.

At this time no charges have been filed.

On Tuesday March 10, Sheriff’s Investigators witnessed the autopsy conducted at The Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas. The Medical Examiner related that the wounds to Jerry Ingram where consistent with a self- inflected gunshot. The Medical Examiner has not issued their final report.

Sheriff’s Deputies had responded to the same location on Sunday night March 8 for a family disturbance call. No arrests where made at that time.

Sheriff’s Investigators continue their investigation.