Man identified in welfare concern

On Feb. 5 at approximately 3:50 p.m., officers of Cuero Police Department were dispatched to the 500 Block of E. French Street regarding a welfare concern.

Upon arrival, officers determined that a male had entered an out building at the residence with a firearm, possibly intending self harm. Officers established a security perimeter around the building and attempted contact with the individual, who did not respond to the attempts.

Following numerous attempts by voice and telephone with the individual, officers gained entry to the building and found the individual deceased.

The deceased individual is identified as 40-year-old Steven Gabriel Tinsley, a resident of Cuero. Notification to next of kin was made.

Cuero Police Department was assisted with the investigation by Texas Department of Public Safety and DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office.

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