Smith County Sheriff: Man charged with murder in connection to April 20 shooting death

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - During a press conference about an unrelated incident Tuesday afternoon, Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith announced that a suspect in an April 20 shooting incident in Tyler that left one person dead and two people wounded has now been charged with murder.

Treyvon Dewayne Maddox, 20, of Tyler, is still being held in the Smith County jail. He has been charged with murder and deadly conduct-discharge of a firearm. His collective bond amount has been set at $350,000.

Smith said the victim who died in the incident was Keyundta Barrett, 20, of Tyler. Barrett was a graduate of Whitehouse High School, according to his Facebook page.

According to the sheriff’s office, the shooting incident happened in the 4800 block of Tidwell at about 1:27 a.m. on April 20. SCSO deputies were dispatched out in reference to a deadly conduct call.

When deputies arrived, they saw a large group of people at the scene, which was described “chaotic.” Deputies were able to control the situation and started speaking with witnesses.

Two other people were shot in the incident as well. Kentrell Marquie Miller, 21, and Ira Brown Jr., 18, both from Tyler, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Smith said after they retrieved the gun from a pond in Chapel Hill, it was taken to a crime laboratory in Tyler. A ballistics test matched the bullet from the victim’s body to the gun that was found.

The crime lab also connected Maddox, who had admitted to shooting the gun, back to the firearm.

Maddox was charged yesterday on a murder warrant out of Kerry Russell’s 7th Judicial District Court in Smith County.

The victim’s family has been notified, Smith said.

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