Tyler man charged with murder in connection with Oct. 11 shooting

Tyler man charged with murder in connection with Oct. 11 shooting
Tommy Pettigrew III (Source: Smith County Jail)

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A Tyler man has been arrested and charged with murder following a death in connection with an Oct. 11 shooting.

Tommy Pettigrew III, 21, was arrested by US Marshals.

According to Tyler police, officers responded to the 2300 block of Cecil Avenue around 1 a.m. on Oct. 11. Officers found a man lying in a driveway with a gunshot to his chest. He was then taken to a Tyler hospital.

The victim, Christopher Bolden, 39, of Bullard, died on Oct. 19.

Police determined Pettigrew was the suspect and obtained a murder warrant. US Marshals arrested Pettigrew on Wednesday.

Pettigrew is being held on a $500,000 bond.

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