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7 from 7: Stories for your Monday

Shooting victim Chris Griffin was shot at EZMart in Mineola. (Source: KLTV News staff/Facebook) Shooting victim Chris Griffin was shot at EZMart in Mineola. (Source: KLTV News staff/Facebook)
Good afternoon! We hope you enjoyed your weekend and are having a great Monday.

Here are some stories for you to peruse this afternoon:
1. The victim of a fatal overnight shooting in Wood County has been identified. According to police, 19-year-old Christopher James Griffin was shot during a verbal altercation at EZ Mart on North Pacific Street in Mineola around 11:30 on Sunday night.

Jerry Don Holmes (Source: Texas DPS)
Jerry Don Holmes (Source: Texas DPS)

2.The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public that the reward for Jerry Don Holmes, 42, has increased to $13,000 for information leading to this capture if the tip comes in during the month of June. Holmes is a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, wanted for failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements, assault and bond surrender forfeiture. All tips are guaranteed to be anonymous.

3An Upshur County man will serve 45 years in prison for the murder of a woman on Ginger Road in Gilmer. Eddie Douglas Baker, 28, pleaded guilty in court last week to the murder of 46-year-old Tana Fuller Warren, as well as two charges of aggravated assault/threat with a deadly weapon.

Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died.
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn.

4. Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died Monday after a bout with cancer. He was 54. The official Twitter account for the San Diego Padres tweeted, "We are terribly sad to say goodbye to our teammate, our friend and a legend, Tony Gwynn. Rest in peace, Mr. Padre."

5. Road construction on Loop 323 in Tyler between Paluxy Drive and Broadway Avenue will be extended an extra day after a mill machine broke down. The project is now slated to be completed by Tuesday evening.

6. President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation, a White House official said Monday.

7. A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal government can strictly enforce laws that ban a "straw" purchaser from buying a gun for someone else.


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Stephanie Frazier

KLTV Digital Content Producer



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