Narcotics may be factor in fatal Longview shooting

Narcotics may be factor in fatal Longview shooting
Longview News-Journal

POSTED: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 11:01am

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 11:14am

With yellow crime scene tape stretched across the front yard, Longview police investigators came and went through a small wood frame house in the 300 block of Bonner Street Monday where, the night before, a teenager was fatally shot and another person wounded.

Police remained tight-lipped about the shooting death of Joey Lee Espy, 19 — saying only that narcotics may have played a part in the homicide.

The second victim, identified by police as a black female, was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The victim’s name and age were withheld.

Both were found inside the house on Bonner Street, a two-block street that connects Cotton and East Timpson streets east of Mobberly Avenue.

About 75 people gathered in the neighborhood Sunday night as police and paramedics responded to the deadly shooting. No one in the swelling crowd said they knew what had happened.

Police said multiple gunshots had been fired but investigators had no hard leads in the case.

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