The Nacogdoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred shortly before noon at a residence in the 800 block of Richmond Street.
Officers were called to a disturbance at 11:53 AM at a home in the 800 block of Richmond Street. Officers found the body of a man in the carport area of the residence.
The deceased has been identified as Tore Cerone Ratcliff, 28, of Nacogdoches. Preliminary investigation indicates Mr. Ratcliff suffered from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace LeAnn Goerner. An autopsy has been ordered.
Taken into custody at the scene was Gerald Thomas, age 49, of Hemphill, Texas. Mr. Thomas is charged with murder and has been transferred to the Nacogdoches County Jail.