Tyler police say recent homicides may be drug-related

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler police have released a statement on several recent homicides, saying officials believe they are drug-related.

The department released this statement Tuesday:

“Investigators continue to follow up on information related to the recent homicides in Tyler. Investigators believe that there are similarities in these cases and believe they are drug related. Investigators are still seeking information from anyone that may have observed something or know something. Please contact Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000 or Tyler Crime Stoppers at 903-597-2833.”

Tyler police say recent homicides may be drug-related

Tuesday afternoon Tyler police confirmed that their presence at a residence in the 1400 block of North Summit Avenue in Tyler was connected to a recent murder investigation.

The location was a few houses away from where 32-year-old Mario Nicolas Guzman was found, dead from an apparent gunshot wound, in his doorway early Friday morning. Multiple police units and two CSI vans were seen at the location.

At this time, there is no information on whether the recent presence is connected to the Guzman’s shooting death. Tyler police did confirm however, that their presence is connected to the investigation of a murder.

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KLTV will continue to update the story as details about the investigation.

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