Man dies in hail of gunfire in Jeff Davis

A man is dead and at least one suspect may be on the loose after a shooting in Jeff Davis County Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities say at about 3 pm 26-year-old Tarus Lockhart of Magee died after he was shot multiple times while he sat in his car.

The initial indication from investigators is that an early morning incident in Simpson County may have led to the shooting. Authorities say a possible witness in the victim's car reported that before the shooting happened they had been followed by a vehicle flashing its lights to get the victim to pull over.

Investigators say Lockhart was transported in his car to Jeff Davis County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.