Shortly after three o’clock Saturday afternoon, Izard County deputies and Vital Link Ambulance were dispatched to 555 Wideman Road and found Nathaniel Hooper dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Hooper, age 82, according to a neighbor, had been depressed since the death of his wife approximately three or four months ago. According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, a 9 mm handgun was found near the body and a note was found inside the residence. Out of state next of kin was notified. Izard County Coroner Eddie Howard pronounced Hooper dead at the scene.
News Release, For Immediate Release, June 10, 2013, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 870 368 4203