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Several Men Arrested After Longview Shooting Spree

On Monday, around 2:45 pm, Longview Police responded to 1314 Birdsong in reference to a shots fired call.

According to the initial police report, the occupants of a white Dodge Stratus were seen chasing and shooting at a red Chevrolet Cavalier which crashed near the intersection of Eastman and Birdsong.  Officers were also advised that there may be a victim of the shooting at the address on Birdsong.

When the first officer arrived on Birdsong she observed a black male later identified as William Louis Walton, 22 of Longview standing near a white Stratus and when he saw the officer he ran off but was quickly caught by other responding to assist.

The two occupants of the red Cavalier were also detained by police as they tried to leave the scene of the accident.  They were identified as Arthur Lee Taylor III, 26 of Longview and Dewaylon Obrien Chambers, 20 of Longview.  Chambers had a gunshot wound to his right hand and was taken to Good Shepherd Medical by Longview EMS for treatment.  Taylor complained of chest pains from the accident and was transported to Longview Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Information obtained during this investigation points to this shooting to be in retaliation for a burglary at one of the suspect's homes earlier.  It was not a random act of violence.

All three individuals were subsequently arrested and the charges are as follows:

William Walton - Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon (Class A Misdemeanor)

                            Aggravated Assault with a Weapon , 2 counts ( 2nd Degree Felony)

                            Evading Arrest/Detention (Class B Misdemeanor)

                            Outstanding warrant (Class B Misdemeanor)

Arthur Lee Taylor - Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon (3rd Degree Felony)

                                Aggravated Assault with a Weapon (2nd Degree Felony)

                                3 Failure to Appear Warrants

Dewaylon Chambers - Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon (Class A Misdemeanor)

                                      Aggravated Assault with a Weapon (2nd Degree Felony)

                                      Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (1st Degree



Bonds have not yet been set and all three remain in the Gregg County Jail.

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