TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A KLTV 7 investigation has uncovered new details about why Tyler police were back out near the scene of a fatal shooting that happened late last week. 32-year-old Mario Guzman was found dead from an apparent gunshot in the doorway of his home on North Summit Avenue on Friday.
New documents obtained by KLTV reveal a man was arrested by Tyler police while they were investigating this case. It’s important to make it very clear that police said this person is not a suspect and was arrested on unrelated charges of unlawful possession of a firearm.
Property records led KLTV to an arrest warrant where we discovered that police were attempting to contact a person of interest who was believed to have lived at a home a few houses down from the scene of the homicide. Now, during the investigation at this residence, a search warrant for narcotics and weapons was obtained by police.
We are not naming who was arrested at this time, because police said this person is not a suspect in the homicide. There have been no charges related to the homicide at this time but he has been listed as a person of interest in the arrest warrant.
Yesterday Tyler police said they do believe this homicide is drug-related and has similarities to Monday’s shooting of 65-year old Bennie Jackson on Barrett Street. Both cases remain under investigation.