Malakoff man, 23, shot and killed Sunday; police seeking information from public

Published on Sunday, 8 June 2014 22:38 - Written by Staff and KYTX CBS19 Reports

A 23-year-old Malakoff man was shot and killed Sunday afternoon.

Athens Police officers were called to a shooting in the 700 block of Robbins Road, according to a news release.

Officers found Cedrick Alvin Collins lying on the ground beside his vehicle with a gunshot wound.

Witnesses who heard the gunshots told officers after hearing the shots, two African-American men, one with a dark skin tone and one with a light skin tone, ran from the scene northwest on Robbins Road.

Collins was taken by ambulance to East Texas Medical Center — Athens, where he died. Henderson County Justice of the Peace Randy Daniel ordered an autopsy.

Police are not certain the two men seen fleeing were directly related to the shooting; however, they believe the men knew Collins, according to the news release.

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The investigation is ongoing with the assistance of the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Rangers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Adam Parkins at 903-675-5454. Tips can also be reported to the Henderson County Crime Stoppers by calling 800-545-8477 or online at www.hcc stips.com.