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Victim of early morning homicide identified

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Rodney Earl Walker (Source: Smith County Jail) Rodney Earl Walker (Source: Smith County Jail)

Tyler police are investigating a homicide early Monday in the city's Azalea District neighborhood.

Police responded to a possible shooting at 311 East First Street around 3:05 a.m., according to Sgt. Daniel Richardson. Inside the home, officers found a man dead of an apparent gunshot wound. The victim's name has not be released.

Tyler investigators have identified the deceased victim as Rodney Earl Walker, 52, of Tyler.  Walker's body will be sent to Southwest Institute of Forensics in Dallas for an autopsy.

The suspect a white male, age 39 of Tyler, is currently in a local hospital in critical condition for an apparent attempted suicide. His identity is being withheld at this time.

Investigators have determined that the two subjects have known each other for some time.

This case remains under investigation.

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