The weapon is a handgun, although the caliber is unknown. (KLTV)
One of the dead was found in a car at Denny's on S. Eastman Road in Longivew (Source: KLTV)
Tavarus Glaspie (Source: Facebook)
Anthony Anderson (Source: Facebook)
Jacorey Dewayne Williams (Source: Gregg County Jaill)
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -
Three people are dead following a shooting in the 800 block of Beaumont Street in Longview on Sunday, say Longview police.
When police arrived at the home just after 5 p.m., they found a man dead on the front porch and two more shot.
Justice of the Peace B.H. Jameson said three people died as a result of the shooting. Jameson pronounced Anthony Anderson dead on Beaumont Street. Tavarus Glaspie was pronounced dead at Good Shepherd Medical Center around 9 p.m. A third body was found in the parking lot of Denny's on S. Eastman Road. Two others were taken to Good Shepherd by ambulance.
At 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Longview police responded to a 911 call from Denny's. At the scene, they found a white male dead in the passenger's seat of the car and a black male who had been shot. The driver of the car, 22-year-old Jacorey Williams, of Carthage, was still at the scene when police arrived.
The third person killed was a sophomore at Carthage High School, according to Carthage Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Glenn Hambrick.
Witnesses told KLTV a white car drove up to the home on Beaumont Street. The driver of the car then got out and spoke to someone before multiple shots were fired, both from the car and from the house. Neighbors said that they heard at least 40 shots fired during the shooting.
Multiple Longview police officers and detectives were searching the woods for evidence near Beaumont Street on Monday.
Around 11 a.m. Monday, police found a handgun in the grass in the 1000 block of Lilly Street, about a quarter of a mile from the scene on Beaumont Street. Police believe the weapon was the one used in the shooting.
During the investigation, police arrested Williams for tampering with evidence. Although police would not confirm if he was a shooter, they say he admitted to throwing the gun out of the car. He is being held on a $5,000 bond in the Gregg County Jail.
The incident is still under investigation and authorities have not released a motive.. The bodies will be sent for an autopsy.