Bowie County Sheriffs Deputies are investigating an early morning shooting that left one person dead.

authorities say they were called predawn to th L-E community by a female who said she was being assaulted and that she had shot the man. This was around 5:30 AM in the 100 block of Parkway.

When they arrived they found the deceased man identified as Cecil Ellis Jr., who the woman described as her boyfriend. She told Deputies that he had choked her to the point of passing out while aegedly assaulting her.

when she came to she got a gun and he started assaulting her again, and that's when she shot him.

Authorities have sent the body off for an autopsy. While the investigation is open, authorities say the indication from what the woman told them leads to possible sel defense. No arrest has been made.