TYLER, TX (Tyler PD) -- On this date at approximately 2:00 am, Tyler Police responded to the 1900 block of West Gentry to a report of gun shots. Officers arrived on scene and learned that a shooting had just occurred. It was reported that a large disturbance had broken out across the street from the Whataburger at 1919 W Gentry. Two black males reportedly started shooting at each other during the disturbance. Several of the shots traveled across Gentry Pkwy and struck a car occupied by four females sitting in the Whataburger parking lot. An off duty Cherokee county Constable, who was working part time security at the Whataburger witnessed the incident. The Constable ran towards the disturbance and was immediately met with gunfire from one of the suspects. The Constable returned fire striking the suspect. Other Officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody a short distance away. The suspect, Sacajan Jamay Darden 21 of Tyler was transported to East Texas Medical Center where he was treated and released. A shooting victim was treated and released from Mother Francis Hospital. Sacajan Darden was booked into the Smith County Jail on Aggravated Assault on Peace Officer charges.
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