Smith County Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide Saturday

Smith County Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide Saturday

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - UPDATE: The Smith County Sheriff’s Office has released more details on a homicide investigation Saturday.

According to the sheriff’s office, on December 15, 2018 at 7:58 am, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a possible deceased subject on the side of the road in the 2700 block of Old Gladewater Hwy.

Upon the arrival of deputies a deceased black male subject was located on the east side of the roadway in a grassy area.

Smith County Sheriff’s Investigators and the Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene and began their investigation. Smith County Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace James Cowart responded to the location and held an Inquest. The victim was shot at least once with a firearm. The crime scene has been processed at this time.

An autopsy was ordered by Judge Cowart and will be performed Monday morning.

The sheriff’s office said anyone with information on this homicide is urged to contact the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 566-6600.

UPDATE: Law enforcement said the victim of a homicide on Saturday is 49-year old Jerome Jones. They said he had at least one gunshot wound and did not live on the street he was found dead on.

Tyler Police will be holding a press conference on the crime on Monday at 1:30 p.m.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office said they are investigating a homicide Saturday.

According to the sheriff’s office, they are investigating in the 2700 block of Old Gladewater Highway.

(Source: KLTV)
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Crime scene investigators are still on the scene, according to the sheriff’s office. Tyler police are also on the scene.

Details are limited at this time. KLTV will continue to update this story as more information comes in.

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