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Suspect in Tuesday's shooting identified

The suspect in the Tuesday afternoon shooting in Swan has been identified as 36 year old Gilberto Ontiveros of Tyler.

He was arraigned this morning by State District Judge Jack Skeen. His bond was set at $750 thousand. He is charged with murder.

Smith County Sheriff's Deptartment said Gilberto and the victim, Valdez Martinez Valle, had an ongoing feud which may have led to yesterday afternoons shooting death. Investigators say shortly after the shooting Gilberto turned himself into Tyler Police were he was questioned by Sheriff's Deputies and later arrested.

An autopsy has been ordered on the victim. Valle was apparently shot while checking his mail at the corner of County Road 3271 and Walling Drive. Neighbors reported hearing several gunshots before they discovered Valles  body.

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