TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – Police in Texarkana, Texas say an 87-year-old man shot himself Thursday afternoon while officers were attempting to execute a search warrant at his home.

According to TTPD, Sgt. Shawn Vaughn, it happened just before 4 p.m. at a home in the 3700 block of Galleria Oaks, where detectives were attempting to execute a search warrant in connection to an investigation of the continuous sexual abuse of a child

Vaughn says the man, Ed Foster, walked out the back door and shot himself as the officers approached the home and tried to make contact with him. He died at the scene.

There was no one else inside the home at the time.

Vaughn says the police department is not currently releasing details regarding the nature of the investigation that brought the investigators to the home with the warrant.

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