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Press Release: Suicide 2/11/2021


For Immediate Release:

On Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 0924a.m., members of the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office responded to the 1300 block of County Road 302, for a call of a possible suicide victim.

Upon the arrival of deputies, a female individual was found to have suffered a gunshot injury to the upper torso area. The female victim was later identified as Dana H Tipps, 40, of San Marcos, Texas.

Gonzales County deputies and investigators assisted with processing and securing the scene. Gonzales County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) attended to the victim who had succumbed to her injuries.

the victim was later pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace, Precinct #1, Deidra Voigt. The deceased's next of kin were immediately notified upon securing the scene.

The cause of the shooting is still under investigation by the Gonzales County Sheriff's Office, and pending an autopsy by the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office. The investigation is ongoing. 


Christopher Aviles

Chief Deputy

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