ICSO Investigators respond to gunshot wound

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Sheriff vehicleEL CENTRO – On Thursday, July 17, Imperial County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call from the wife of a former El Centro Police Department sergeant saying her husband had a gunshot wound to the head. The officers responded to the 400 block of McCabe Rd.

Eric Scoville was found in his home by his wife around 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening. He was alive, but incoherent.

According to the sheriff’s logs, her remarks stated “there was black stuff around a hole in his head.”

The case is under investigation, however at this time it is believed that this was a self-inflicted wound.

The weapon was recovered.

Eric Scoville was transported to the hospital.