TYLER — The Smith County Sheriff’s office says the body of Shannon Michelle Johnson was found in Tyler Friday night. KETK reports Johnson was found in her car by a Tyler Police Department patrolman behind the Good Samaritan building on Beckham Avenue. Authorities say it appears Johnson had a self-inflicted gun wound. The Smith County Sheriff’s office will be handling the investigation. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
On Friday, officials with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office announced they were looking for Johnson, 38, who lived between Troup and Whitehouse. Johnson was reported missing Thursday evening around 7:30. Officials said Johnson was in possession of a 9MM Ruger Model P85 semi-automatic pistol.