Man charged with murder in Tyler accused of shooting victim in shop at home

Man charged with murder in Tyler accused of shooting victim in shop at home

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Smith County man was booked into jail on Saturday.

Larry Paul Cowart, Jr., was arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail on Saturday on a murder charge.

At 6:06 p.m., Sheriff Larry Smith shared the following statement:

On June 9, 2018, at approximately 2:20 am, Smith County Sheriff's Office Deputies were dispatched to 15597 CR 1145 in reference to an individual with a gunshot wound to the chest. Smith County Communications was advised that the victim was being transported via private vehicle and was travelling toward State Highway 64 west and Loop 323.

Cowart is being held on a $750,000 surety bond.

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