Police release identity of man found shot to death in doorway of his Tyler home

RAW VIDEO: Tyler police, Smith County sheriff at scene of homicide Monday afternoon

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - UPDATE: According to a press release, on Monday, December 10 at approximately 1:39 p.m. Tyler police responded to 1421 W. Barrett Street on a Welfare Concern.

The press release said a 911 call was made to Tyler police indicating a male had been located unresponsive on his front porch by his neighbor. The officers who arrived at the home determined that the unresponsive person was killed by an apparent gunshot wound. They located no one inside the home.

Police identified the victim as 65-year old Bennie Ray Jackson of Tyler, the resident of that home.

The press release said investigators and crime scene investigators responded to the scene and are currently investigating the fatal shooting.

Police release identity of man found shot to death in doorway of his Tyler home

Anyone with information about potential suspect(s) involved in this crime are urged to contact the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000, or Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833). Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.

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Tyler police are investigating a homicide on Monday afternoon.

According to Don Martin, Public Information Officer with the Tyler Police Department, the crime occurred at West Barrett and North Gaston.

According to Martin, a neighbor saw a body in the doorway on the porch of the home, and called 911. Tyler police received the call at 1:40 p.m.

The victim is an older male, Martin said, and suffered from at least one gunshot wound.

Public Information Officer Don Martin on Tyler Homicide

Along with Tyler police, Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith is at the scene.

The crime occurred at West Barrett and North Gaston.
The crime occurred at West Barrett and North Gaston.

There have been three similar homicides in Smith County in recent days; Martin says there is currently no information to connect the three crimes, but if anything seems to link them, police will investigate that further.

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