Man Murder Under Bridge On Nacogdoches and Cherokee County Line

In Nacogdoches County, a Rusk man is in jail after allegedly shooting and killing another man last night.

It happened under the Angelina River Bridge near the Cherokee County-Nacogdoches county line. Sheriff Thomas Kerss say Jerry Don Hartless of Rusk was arguing with Billy Bob Wallace of Cushing, when he pulled out a gun and shot Wallace.

Investigators say the two men were drinking with friends at the time. A few witnesses gave authorities conflicting reports about what happened. One said Hartless was acting in self-defense ...others say Wallace did nothing to provoke the attack.

The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department is still investigating the case.