VIDEO: Man who fatally shot sister-in-law in Kilgore was armed with handgun, assault rifle

Published on Friday, 21 February 2014 08:48 - Written by

(NCT) -- Officials on Thursday released a suspected motive in the fatal shooting of a Kilgore woman earlier this week and the names of officers and a deputy placed on leave after the armed suspected was killed.

According to a press release from Kilgore police Assistant Chief Roman Roberson and Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano, the incident stemmed from a family dispute after suspect Randy Ray Vinson, 37, of Kilgore was kicked out of the residence.

Cerliano said during a Thursday press conference Randy Vinson was asked to move out of the house because of his drug use and that he was most likely waiting to ambush his sister-in-law Elizabeth Ann Vinson, 32, when she got home.

Randy Vinson was shot by police after exchanging gunfire with officers Tuesday after Elizabeth Vinson was found shot dead on property in the 1900 block of Texas 31 in Kilgore.

When officers arrived at the residence, they saw an armed man, later identified as Randy Vinson, near woods by the house. Elizabeth Vinson's body was in a vehicle in front of the house.

Cerliano said Elizabeth Vinson was shot multiple times at close range with a handgun. Two children and an adult were in the vehicle at the time.

Four members of the Kilgore Police Department and a Gregg County Sheriff’s deputy were placed on leave following the incident. Those are:

Kilgore Police Department

Police Chief Todd Hunter Sgt. Jarod Sears Cpl. Kevin Stewart Officer Amos Owings

Gregg County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Chase Doss

Roberson has been assigned interim police chief by Kilgore City Manager Scott Sellers.