Harrison County Sheriff’s Office identifies homicide victim

Harrison County Sheriff’s Office identifies homicide victim
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HARRISON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Harrison County Sheriff’s Office has identified a victim in a fatal shooting.

The man was identified as Kenneth Raymond Smith, 75, of Waskom.

Smith was found dead about 11:30 a.m. at a residence on Boggy Road, near the Louisiana state line when investigators responded to a welfare check at the home. When they arrived, patrol officers found a man’s body in the kitchen of the home. He appeared to have a single gunshot wound, HCSO said in a statement.

A woman that was located in Caddo Parish gave the Caddo Sheriff’s Office the information on the homicide, HCSO reports.

The woman had allegedly been held hostage in Keithville, Louisiana by the gunman who later escaped.

Smith’s body was transported to Tyler for an autopsy.

Caddo Parish and Harrison County authorities say they are working together on the case.

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