Woman shot in morning incident dies; alleged shooter was her husband

Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 15:35 - Written by BY KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com

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The woman shot this morning, allegedly by Adrian Mata, has died, family members told the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

Jennifer Ramirez Mata, 31, was allegedly shot by her husband. Mrs. Mata had three children -- ages 11, 6 and 2.

Adrian Mata was arrested by Smith County Sheriff's deputies at 18348 Serenity Way, near The Villages in south Smith County, according to emergency radio transmissions monitored at the Tyler Morning Telegraph newsroom.

A woman who was shot on County Road 333, also known as Poplar Road, this morning just outside the Tyler city limits is in very critical condition at a local hospital, a family member told the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

Several evidence markers were in the roadway, numbered into the twenties, possibly indicating the positions of shell casings. The location is immediately behind International Trucks.