A Rusk County man was shot and killed Sunday morning at the Henderson American Legion.
The 53-year-old Henderson man was shot several times in his upper body about 12:20 a.m. in the hall, at 601 Sand St., while attending a function, according to a news release from the department.
Several people were trying to save the man when EMS arrived, the release states. The man was taken to a Kilgore hospital due to his “rapidly declining condition” but died from his injuries.
A 60-year-old man who was attending the same function at the hall is accused in the shooting, according to the release. As the victim got up from a table to go to another area in the hall, he was shot several times.
The accused shooter was arrested in the 300 block of Garden Lane and booked into the Rusk County jail on murder charges.
As of Sunday evening, the victim's identity had not been released pending notification of next of kin, and the accused shooter's name was not released pending his arraignment on Tuesday, the release states.
An autopsy of the victim has been ordered, and the investigation is ongoing.