Harrison County Sheriff's Office identifies suspected shooter in fatal dispute at Marshall ATV park

Harrison County Sheriff's Office identifies suspected shooter in fatal dispute at Marshall ATV park
Richard Blayne Anderson (Source: Harrison County Sheriff's Office)

HARRIS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Harrison County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim and alleged shooter in a fatal shooting at a Marshall ATV park.

About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, the sheriff's office says 911 dispatchers began receiving multiple calls for an ambulance and law enforcement. Callers reported gunshots had been fired and there was a possible victim.

Deputies and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrived at the scene and found several adults in the area who identified the suspect as Richard Blayne Anderson, 22 of Panola County.

HCSO says deputies found Anderson in a truck in a wooded area and he appeared to be asleep or passed out. The victim, Stacey Keith Carr, 25 of Panola County, was found to be several feet away and HCSO says he appeared to have gunshot wounds to his body and appeared to be lifeless. EMTs were unable to find a pulse or heartbeat. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Meghan Pinson.

A .40 caliber pistol was recovered at the scene, the sheriff's office said.

"During interviews with a witness, it was discovered that approximately three hours earlier in the evening, there had been an alleged assault on the ex-girlfriend of Stacey Carr, the victim, by Anderson," HCSO said. "Allegedly, Carr confronted Anderson at the River Rats Park and a fight ensued after being told that Anderson had assaulted his ex-girlfriend. The alleged suspect then retrieved a pistol and allegedly shot the victim multiple times during the fight."

Anderson was booked into the Harrison County Jail.

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