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Man Found Dead on River Road

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    One man is in custody in connection with a homicide Sunday afternoon. 

    The Wichita County Sheriff's Office deputies took a black male in his twenties into custody at the Greenbriar Villiage Apartments on Airport Dr. in Wichita Falls Sunday.

    Officials say the vehicle they believe was used in this crime was also found as well as key evidence in the East Lynwood area of Wichita Falls.  

    Wichita County Sheriff's deputies were called out to a home in the 2300 block of River Road just before noon Sunday.

    Upon arriving at the scene, deputies say 20-year-old Mark Austin Hawkins was found deceased lying on the front porch of the home. 

    Deputy Melvin Joyner told Newschannel 6 Hawkins had a gunshot wound to the left side of his body under his arm.

    Hawkins body was sent to Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Officer for autopsy. 

    The Criminal Investigation Division of the Wichita County Sheriff's Office is handling the investigation. 

    Stay with 6 for updates.