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Two Killed In Longview Shooting

An East Texas man in jail tonight is accused of shooting his grandmother and another man to death. It happened just before 8:00 p.m. last night at a home in the 200 block of McCarver street in Longview. Its a quiet east Longview neighborhood , shattered by a senseless shooting.  

In the home police found 64 year old Ethel Evers, and 57 year old Royce Lloyd,  both dead of gunshots wounds.

"We grew up together from childhood," said longtime family friend Ikie Brewster. "I can't believe it happened.  Maybe I will wake up and it will all be a dream" 

"They were two very loving kind people that didn't mess with anyone, would help anybody at anytime, and I'm just sad that it had to happened to them," said Ethel Evers granddaughter, Tamiko Richardson.  "I'm just thinking that it couldn't be.  Who could do such a thing to innocent people?"

Police arrested 28 year old Antonio Demond Evers.  Ethel Evers is his grandmother.

"He obviously had access to the residence.  Whatever occured at that point, the two victims suffered gunshot wounds" said Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano.

Antonio was arrested as he walked down a south Longview street around early this morning. According to the arrest affidavit, Evers admitted firing shots at the home.

"You know why I shot" and " I don't know how many times I hit him," Evers said in the affidavit.

He's now charged with capital murder. The question still left for authorities and relatives: A reason behind the shooting.

"Right now I just want to know why," said Richardson.

Evers remains in the Gregg County Jail on $500,000 bond. The Gregg County District Attorney's office said they may seek the death penalty against Evers.

Bob Hallmark

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