MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - On Wednesday morning, residents in Midland got a traumatizing wakeup call after a body was spotted in plain view near a church.
Midland police responded to Neely near Midkiff by the Unitarian Universalist Church where a of a man was found slumped over next to a tree.
NewsWest9 received multiple calls from viewers around 8 am who say they were driving by the area and saw the body.
Police say the man committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Neighbors in the area were in shock and worried about the well-being of their loved ones.
"She found out that. It looked like somebody was dead so I came over here to make sure she was okay because she saw everything before the police even got here," said Mike Small, a nearby neighbor.