Man dies after shooting himself during Pottsboro traffic stop

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Published: Jan. 10, 2018 at 5:22 PM CST
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Pottsboro Police said Friday that Timothy Heller, 50, died from injuries he suffered after shooting himself during a traffic stop in a Pottsboro neighborhood.

Heller, according to Pottsboro PD, was wanted in Tennessee on vehicular homicide charges. Texas based authorities were asked to help locate and arrest Heller.

The Texas Rangers are investigating because Heller's death technically happened while in police custody since it occurred during a traffic stop.

This past Wednesday, Pottsboro Police said they tried to pull Heller over around 1:30 p.m. He turned down Pat Lane and then stopped.

Police said Heller then showed a hand gun and shot himself.