UPDATE: THURSDAY, FEB. 21, 1:25 P.M.
FIRST REPORT: TUESDAY, FEB. 10:44 P.M.
A Rusk County man who allegedly shot and killed another man Sunday morning at a Henderson American Legion Post is no longer in jail, according to the Henderson Police Department.
Moore, 53, of Henderson, was shot several times in his upper body about 12:20 a.m. at the post, 601 Sand St., while attending a function, according to a news release from the Henderson Police Department.
Several people were trying to save the man when EMS arrived, the release states. The man was taken to a Kilgore hospital because of his “rapidly declining condition” but died from his injuries.
Watley, 60, of Henderson, was attending the same function and is accused in the shooting.
Watley was arrested in the 300 block of Garden Lane and booked into the Rusk County Jail for first-degree murder. Henderson Police Lt. Craig Sweeney said Monday that police are investigating whether a possible long-standing feud between Watley and Moore may have contributed to the shooting.
He has said if it is true there was a long-standing argument between the two, he does not know what could have rekindled it.