A Cooke County man took his own life around 7:30 Thursday night in a remote area north of Muenster.

Justice of the Peace Dorthy Lewis said 41-year old Allan Wayne Gunnels was apparently distraught over domestic problems when he walked outside, took a gun from his vehicle and shot himself in the head.

His wife was outside and heard the shot.

Lewis said the incident leaves a heartbreaking situation for the man’s family.

“A life is gone and what is left is more pain for them,” she said.

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