Shot fired during late-Thursday argument in Tyler; no injuries

Published on Friday, 7 February 2014 06:41 - Written by

Tyler police report this morning that a shot was fired during a late-Thursday argument near the intersection of Tyler Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. The shot, from a handgun, struck a vehicle. No injuries were reported.

The man whose vehicle was shot told police he arrived home shortly before 11 p.m. and noticed a green pickup truck parked suspiciously along the roadway with a black male sitting in the driver's seat. Thinking this was unusual, the man drove around the block. When he returned home, he didn't see anyone sitting inside the vehicle, police said.

The man pulled into his driveway and watched the vehicle for several minutes before a man sat up and drove away. The victim followed the vehicle and confronted the driver, who also had a passenger in the vehicle, near the intersection of Tyler Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Following a brief argument, the victim stated the passenger exited the vehicle, displayed a handgun, and fired a single shot, striking the victim's vehicle. The victim then fled the scene and notified police. 

The victim described the driver 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.