Alleged Shooter Charged With Murder

Longview authorities have now identified the suspect involved in yesterday's deadly shooting in a Longview parking lot.

Thirty-three year old Jerome Smith, Jr. was arrested at the scene yesterday.

Smith was formally arraigned on murder charges this morning at the Gregg county courthouse. His bond was set at $100,000. Investigators say Smith and 31-year-old Harold Hart, III of Newport, Arkansas were in a heated argument with another suspect yesterday at the High Plaza Shopping Center.

Hart was shot at least four times in the chest, and once in the head. He later died at a local hospital. The second suspect was taken into custody, but was later released.

Bob Hallmark, reporting