1 dead after Van Zandt Co. home invasion

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The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly home invasion in Wills Point.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, at around 1 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a home invasion in the 5400 block of County Road 3415. Deputies determined a man had died from a gunshot wound caused by the incident.

The man who died was identified as Gaylen St. John, 42, of Canton.

The homeowner was taken to an area hospital with injuries received during the incident. They have not been identified.

The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Van Zandt County Fire Marshal’s Office, Van Zandt County Constable Precinct 3 Office, Van Zandt County Constable Precinct 1 Office, and the Texas Rangers.

The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.

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