Shooting victim identity released

Published 2:24 pm Thursday, December 12, 2019

PRESS RELEASE — On December 11t 2019 at around 8 p.m. a 911 phone call was made to the Newton County Sheriffs Office in reference to a man being shot.

The victim was later identified as a Matthew Scott Masson, 40, male of Newton Texas.

Newton County Deputies along with EMS and local first responders were dispatcher to a residence off FM 2626.

Mason was transported by EMS to Jasper Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead as a result of one gunshot wound.

Preliminary investigation showed Mason was shot on the shooters property after a hostile confrontation.

This shooting is still under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.

Man dies from gunshot wound