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Authorities searching for gunman in fatal Longview shooting

Authorities searching for gunman in fatal Longview shooting

POSTED: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 12:41pm

UPDATED: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 12:42pm

Longview police officials have identified the man allegedly responsible for a fatal shooting over the weekend.

On Saturday at around 9:15 p.m., authorities were called to a shooting in the 800 block of Dalston Avenue. When they arrived, officers found 38-year old Francisco Roque, of Longview, laying in a yard with a gunshot wound.

Roque and another man, identified as 26-year old Jose Amaro Olivarez of Longview, had been drinking, According to witnesses. The two began arguing when Olivarez pulled a gun and shot Roque multiple times. The gunman then fled the scene.

Roque was taken to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.

Police are asking for help in locating Olivarez. He is described as having short, dark colored
hair and a long beard tied into braids. He was last seen driving a 1998 Ford Winstar van. The van was later located abandoned in Harrison County.

If anyone has any information regarding this Homicide, please contact Detective Gregg McCasland at 903-237-1199. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the Gregg County Crimestoppers at (903)237-7867 or online at greggcountycrimestoppers.org.

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