A 38 year old Sandoval man died from a self inflicted gunshot wound early Monday morning in the far corner of Fayette County.
Authorities were called at 11:49pm Sunday in regards to a subject, identified as 38-year-old Marty Brandt, at the Carlyle Lake Patoka access area had a firearm and was threatening to harm himself. Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Illinois State Police responded to the scene and located the subject’s vehicle. Brandt was asked to exit his vehicle multiple times and did not respond, after which officers on the scene heard a gunshot. Upon investigating, Brandt was found to have received a gunshot wound and EMS responded. Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen pronounced Brandt dead at 1:54 am Monday.
The incident remains under investigation.