New details of the death of a sheriff's deputy in Texas, who had suffered serious head injuries, revealed that the 19-year-old veteran reportedly suffered a pulmonary embolus on Friday night in his private vehicle in the sheriff's car park. He had not returned from his break two hours earlier.
Sheriff's Deputy in Fort Worth, Texas, dies after being found with "significant" head injuries.
A clot in Shepherd's lung dropped him and hit his head as he got out of his car, the Dallas Morning News reported.
"The pulmonary embolism caused by the car that caused the crash caused him to recover easily and get into the car and drive on." The coroner said at a press conference:
The police originally said that Shepherd had been shot but withdrew the statement on Saturday morning.
Shepherd was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead, the Morning News reported.
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"I can tell you that Keith has an excellent reputation in the sheriff's office in Tarrant County," Sheriff Bill Waybourn told the Fort Worth Star Telegram , "He was a strong leader. He was loved. He was a great husband and a good father. "