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Texarkana Police Looking for Suspect in Deadly Shooting (Update)


*********Authorities have now arrested a suspect in connection with a deadly shooting Sunday night.***********

Texarkana Texas Police say they have arrested 39 year old Takyme Devon James, of Texarkana Texas, following the fatal shooting of 51 year old Tony Sanders. Officers say they located the suspect after an anonymous tip.

Officers were initially dispatched  to the report of a shooting at a residence in the 3600 block of Jones Street at 9:52 Sunday night. When they arrived, Sanders’ wife directed them inside the house where they found Sanders laying on the floor, suffering from a single gunshot wound to his right hip. The officers immediately provided first aid to him. Sanders was transported to Wadley Regional Medical Center by LifeNet EMS, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

According to witnesses, James and Sanders were involved a physical altercation earlier in the day over a bet on a football game. James later came to Sanders’ home, kicked open the front door, and allegedly shot Sanders once with a handgun inside the home. James fled the scene in a vehicle prior to the officers’ arrival.

A warrant for Murder was issued for James early this morning. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116 or Texarkana Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.


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