East Texan Killed In Motel Shooting

Shots ring out at a Longview motel, killing an East Texas man.  It happened around 10:20 p.m., Saturday at the American Dream Inn on East Marshall Avenue.  Investigators say the victim was visiting someone at the motel, and was shot shortly after he left the room.  The victim, Bronson Sanders, 36 was known to Gregg County authorities from his many run-ins with law enforcement.

"From what I've been informed so far, he (Sanders) wasn't in any altercations with anyone at the motel prior to this," said Longview Police Sergeant Shaun Pendleton.  "He simply left the person's room.  He was visiting the room and was going to go to the store right quick and shortly after he got outside, they heard the gunshots."  No suspects have been identified at this time.  Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Longview police.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com