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Jacksonville Police release statement on shooting at Austin Bank

Released by the Jacksonville Police Department:

On 11-16-12 at approximately 5:30 pm a shooting took place at Austin Bank Drive In (100 Commerce Street). A bank patron was preparing to make a deposit when the shooting occurred. The victim was shot without provocation or warning by the suspect. The female victim was transported by ambulance to ETMC Jacksonville. There was only person injured in the shooting. The 66 year old female victim was then flown to a Tyler hospital. Numerous eye witnesses have provided a description of a suspect described a black male wearing a red jacket. Detectives are preparing a photo lineup for viewing by the various witnesses to positively identify the shooter. In addition, detectives will be reviewing video from Austin Bank and other surrounding businesses. Detectives are also actively following up on information provided by eye witnesses and the public thus far in the investigation. Detectives anticipate the arrest of suspects in this case in the near future. This shooting is being investigated by the Jacksonville Police Department, Tyler F.B.I. Office and the East Texas Safe Streets Gang Taskforce. The F.B.I. and Cherokee County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and the conviction of the suspects. If anybody has information concerning this investigation they are asked to contact local law enforcement at the following phone numbers: Jacksonville PD 903-586-2546 or the Tyler F.B.I. Office at 903-592-4301. Business owners should be especially vigilant and report any suspicious persons or activity to the Jacksonville Police Department immediately!

 


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