ANTWERP – On Wednesday about 4:45 p.m., officers with the Antwerp Police Department and deputies from the Paulding County Sheriff's Office were called to the boat access at the Riverside Veterans Memorial Park on East River Street in the Village of Antwerp for a report of a body lying in the water. First responders pulled a deceased adult male from the water.

The preliminary investigation indicates Brian D. Evans, age 61, from Antwerp, Ohio, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

“The evidence located at the scene indicates there is no foul play. There will be an autopsy conducted to assist us as we continue this investigation,” said Sheriff Jason K. Landers.

This investigation is being conducted by the Antwerp Police Department, Paulding County Coroner’s Office and Sheriff’s Office.

There is no other information expected to be released at this time.