Suspect in Custody after Tyler Shooting


TYLER One person is in custody in connection with a Tyler shooting that left one person injured. It happened just before 2:00 yesterday afternoon in the 900 block of Turner Drive. Police say Christopher Demetrious Crockett, 29, had been shot in the lower left arm. He was transported to a local hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Witnesses told officers, a White Crown Victoria pulled up to the residence and several men got out of the vehicle to talk to people in the yard. After about 10 minutes, one person pulled a handgun and shot Crockett one time while he stood on the front porch.

Officers said the suspects jumped back into the vehicle and fled. Authorities located the vehicle a short time later. The occupants of the vehicle were transported to Tyler Police Department and questioned about their involvement in the shooting on Turner Street. Officers found a .22 caliber handgun in the front yard of the residence that is believed to be the weapon used in the shooting.

Upon further investigation detectives arrested Bennie Jewels Williams III, 20, Tyler. Williams was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and transported to Smith County Jail.

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