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Tyler police looking for man behind overnight shooting

Tyler police looking for man behind overnight shooting
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POSTED: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Friday, February 7, 2014 - 2:28pm

Tyler police are looking for a man behind an overnight shooting.

On February 6, 2014 at approximately 10:47 p.m. officers responded to a shooting that occurred near the intersection of Tyler St. and Martin Luther King Blvd.

Police tell KETK, when the victim arrived home he noticed a green colored pick-up truck parked suspiciously along the roadway with a black male sitting in the driver's seat.

The homeowner, thinking this was unusual, drove around the block and when he returned home didn't see anyone sitting inside the vehicle.

The victim pulled into his driveway and watched the vehicle for several minutes before the black male set up and drove away.

Officers say, the homeowner followed the pick-up truck and confronted the driver, who also had a passenger in the vehicle, near the intersection of Tyler St. and Martin Luther King Blvd. Following a brief argument the victim said the passenger got out of the truck, pulled out a handgun, and fired a single shot; hitting the victim's vehicle.

The victim then left and notified police.

No one was injured in the shooting

The driver is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, 170 pounds wearing a dark colored hoodie.

The victim described the vehicle as a late 1990s regular cab pick-up truck, possibly a Ford; however, he could not provide a description of the passenger.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000 or Tyler/Smith County Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF.

Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any other felony case. 

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