Christmas Morning Murder in Longview

It was 3:30 this morning that police found the body of 19 year old Jason Lamarcus Smith lying on the outside steps of his apartment

Longview investigators say Smith died from apparent gunshot wounds. Investigators immediately began to try to find out where and who Smith was with last.

Police interviewed neighbors, but all said that they didn't hear any shots fired and had no idea of what was going on.

And adding to the mystery is that Smith had been jailed in Gregg County numerous times on various charges including drug possession.

People in the otherwise quiet neighborhood, remain shocked at the killing. The investigation is ongoing.