An airman assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina died at his off-base home Sunday, according to the Air Force.

Senior Airman Cody Flick, 24, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Sumter County Sheriff's Office public information officer Ken Bell told Air Force Times on Tuesday.

Flick called 911 but was dead by the time deputies arrived, Bell said.

According to the sheriff's office investigation report, the airman had written two good-bye notes. The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff's office.

Flick was assigned to the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron and was a member of the electronic warfare team. He joined the Air Force in 2011.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Cody," Maj. Francis Schillinger, 20th CMS commander, said in the Air Force news release. "Cody was a valuable member of our team and a part of our family. The loss of any one of our members is felt by each of us. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and fellow airmen during this difficult time."

Charlsy Panzino covers the Guard and Reserve, training, technology, operations and features for Army Times and Air Force Times. Email her at

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