VIDEO: Rusk County investigates shooting death of man

Published on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 09:15 - Written by Staff Reports

Rusk County Sheriff detectives Monday continued their investigation into the shooting death of a 79-year-old Overton man during the weekend.

Sheriff Jeff Price said a relative found Donald Lee Clark dead in the home at 11082 Farm-to-Market Road 2012 in Overton on Saturday and called deputies.

Price said once deputies arrived, they determined the man had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and died in the home.

Price said the death was being investigated as a robbery/homicide and was being investigated by his department with assistance from the Texas Rangers and the Smith County Sheriff’s Crime Scene Unit.

On Sunday, deputies scoured the area on horseback and on foot as they searched for clues around the man’s home. 

Price said Clark’s body was sent to Dallas for an autopsy. 

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office at 903-657-9275.