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Sheriff: Amboy man, 21, shot, killed himself

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AMBOY – The gunshot that took the life of a 21-year-old Amboy man Sunday was self-inflicted, after an argument with his 19-year-old wife, Lee County Sheriff John Simonton said in a news release Tuesday.

“Pursuant to the evidence collected at the scene, multiple interviews and inquest, our preliminary investigation indicates that there was an altercation between,” Garrett Hicks and his wife, the release said. Hicks “died from a self-inflicted wound from a handgun,” the release said.

The wife’s wound was not life-threatening and how she was wounded was not released.

Kathleen Schultz

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