At approximately 8:00 Friday night, Troopers attempted to stop a black Chevrolet Avalanche for a traffic violation traveling north on Hwy 135. The vehicle stopped at an EZ-Mart parking lot off of FM 1252 in Gregg County. The driver exited, pointing a gun to his head, and the trooper then heard a gunshot from outside the vehicle. They have not released the name of the driver pending notification of next of kin. The incident is under investigation by Texas Rangers.