Grant County Deputies are investigating a man’s death and the discovery of a suspected cockfighting operation at the same location in the 6800 block of Frenchman Hills Road West in the Royal City area.
A caller reported a man had shot himself at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head.
He was flown to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, where he was pronounced dead. The Benton County Coroner will determine cause and manner of death, and confirm the man’s identity. Early information suggests the man committed suicide.
Deputies discovered evidence of a suspected cockfighting operation at the scene, collecting cockfighting knives, roosters physically altered for cockfighting, drug paraphernalia and firearms while serving a search warrant Sunday morning..