POSTED: Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 3:42pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 8:07pm
Longview, TX (KETK) — UPDATE (2:40pm): Longview Police have identified the suspected shooter and arsonist from Tuesday night's incident at Village South Apartment complex.
The suspected shooter is Roger Hall, 24, of Longview.
Police believe Hall shot someone in the laundry room of the complex, and then ran into an apartment and shot two other people.
Hall and one of the victims in the apartment fought over the handgun. The victim was finally able to wrestle the gun away.
Hall then pulled out a knife and another fight ensued.
The victim was able to wrestle the knife away and stabbed Hall several times before police arrived.
All four people were taken to a local hospital.
The suspect and one of the victims remain in the hospital at this time. The case remains under investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY (9:30 am): Longview Police tell KETK, the man suspected of setting fire to the laundry room of a Longview apartment complex earlier this week is believed to be the same person who shot three people shortly afterwards.
The fire was set at the Village South apartment complex on Tuesday night.
Fire officials got the call around the same time as a reported shooting in the same area of the complex.
On Wednesday, fire and police officials were trying to determine if the fire and the shooting were connected.
After investigating, authorities now tell KETK that the suspected arsonist allegedly set the fire, but was caught by someone who had come down the stairs to check on the fire alarm.
The arsonist then reportedly shot the witness, and ran into a random nearby apartment.
He then shot two additional people who were inside the apartment.
After a struggle, the arsonist/shooter was stabbed.
All four people were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Police have not released the extent of their injuries.
The suspected arsonist and shooter's name has not yet been released to the public, but that information is expected later in the day.