Shooting, structure fire in Longview, body found

By Grant Dade - bio | email

Released by Kevin Brownlee with the Longview PD:

LONGVIEW, TX - The victim found in a burning house at 1215 Chappell Street has been identified as 33-year-old Kelvin Muckleroy, who resided at the location.

At approximately 5:40 a.m., Longview Police and Fire were called to 1215 Chappell Street for a report of shots being fired and a subsequent fire at the location. Firefighters discovered Muckleroy's body at around 7:00 a.m. as they searched the house.

Justice of the Peace Sam Lawson responded to the scene and ordered an autopsy performed. Muckleroy's body was then transported to the Southeast Texas Forensics Center in Tyler, Texas.

At this time there is no determination of Muckleroy's cause of death. Investigators believe the incident was not random and have numerous leads in the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing at this time and additional information will be released.