Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced his office is investigating an apparent suicide on Township Line Rd., in northern Mercer County.
At 10:03 AM today Mercer County Deputies were dispatched to Township Line Rd., north of U.S. 33 in reference to a 911 call received by Van Wert County authorities. Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office contacted Mercer County Dispatch after receiving a call from an individual who advised he had just shot himself. Upon deputies arrival they found Michael L. Moulton, age 51, of 9953 Township Line Rd., Rockford, inside his vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
A firearm and shell casing was recovered inside the vehicle. Mr. Moulton was transported to the Van Wert County hospital by Rockford Squad #4, who was assisted by a medic from the Celina Fire Department. He was later transferred to Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne, where he passed away from his injuries at 12:10 PM.
The incident remains under investigation.