Multiple Law Enforcement agencies investigating after suspect named in federal warrant for Possession of Child Pornography turns gun on himself


SAN ANGELO, Texas – UPDATE 8/13/20 6:00 P.M.

Per the DPS – Today, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Special Agents, with assistance of the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement Deportation Officers, attempted to serve a federal warrant on Dennis McGorty, 57, of San Angelo, Texas, for distribution and possession of child pornography.

The preliminary investigation shows the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement Deportation Officers located McGorty near the 3300 block of Forest Trail and initiated a traffic stop. McGorty stopped in the roadway and subsequently exited his vehicle. Upon exiting, he walked to the front of his vehicle, pulled a weapon and shot himself. DPS Special Agents immediately began administering lifesaving measures to McGorty; however, he died at the scene as a result of the injuries caused by the self-inflicted gunshot wound. 

This remains an active, ongoing investigation with the Texas Rangers, and as such, no additional information is available at this time.

DEVELOPING – The Texas Department of Public Safety confirms that on August 13, 2020 at around 8:30 a.m., Special Agents for DPS, HSI, and Border Patrol Agents were serving a federal warrant on a male from San Angelo.

Authorities say the warrant was for Possession of Child Pornography. The traffic stop was conducted in the 3300 block of Forest Trail. That’s when agents say the male suspect got out of his vehicle, walked to the front of the vehicle, and shot himself.

DPS Agents began live saving measures but the male suspect died on scene.

San Angelo Police are assisting in the investigation.

DPS says there will be more details released later today.

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