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Arrest made in Christmas Eve shooting

Nicole Cartwright Nicole Cartwright
Adrian Earl Blankenship Jr. Photo Source: Smith County Jail Adrian Earl Blankenship Jr. Photo Source: Smith County Jail
Car wash on Bow Street Car wash on Bow Street

TYLER, TX - Tyler police have made an arrest in the Christmas Eve shooting at a north Tyler car wash.

Tyler police arrested Adrian Earl Blankenship Jr., 22, in connection with the shooting on Christmas Eve that left 15-year-old, Nicole Cartwright dead.

According to authorities, early Christmas Eve morning, Ms. Cartwright left Club REO to meet with friends and family, also from Longview, at the car wash on West Bow Street.

While they were at the car wash a disturbance occurred in the parking lot between two groups of people. Shots were fired, striking Ms. Cartwright who later died at a local hospital.

Mr. Blankenship's bond has been set at $500,000.

The case remains under investigation.


 

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