A man suspected of capital murder in Pantego died over the weekend from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Menard County, Pantego police say.
Chris Anthony Pritchett, 53, was found dead about 9 p.m. Saturday in an building near a home in Menard County. The county is about 220 miles southwest of Pantego.
Deputies with the Menard County Sheriff’s Office had received information that Pritchett was in a home in the county.
Deputies and a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden responded to the home, and they approached a building where they believed Pritchett was hiding.
At some point, authorities heard a gunshot and found Pritchett’s body in the building.
Just before Pritchett shot himself, the vehicle stolen in the Pantego capital murder was located wrecked in a wooded area in Menard County.
Pantego police had said the 53-year-old Pritchett was suspected of killing the owner of a motorcycle shop where he was an employee.
Officers were dispatched to Two Wheel World on West Pioneer Parkway on Oct. 3 and found Michael Schindler, 61, dead from an apparent gunshot wound, Pantego police said.
Pritchett was an associate of Schindler’s, Pantego police said.
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This story was originally published October 15, 2019 3:13 PM.