Tyler police: 3 of 4 suspects in July shooting death now in custody

Tyler police: 3 of 4 suspects in July shooting death now in custody
Robert Robertson (Source: Smith County Jail website)

Editor’s note: The Tyler Police Department originally reported that all four suspects are in custody.

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Three of the four suspects in a shooting death that occurred on West Vance Street back in July are now in custody, according to the Tyler Police Department.

Andy Erbaugh, a spokesman for the Tyler Police Department, said the four suspects in the July 9 shooting death of Draveon Tykeith McCullough, a 21-year-old Tyler resident, have been identified as Trey Barreau, Kevondus Brantley, Robert Robertson, and Cobee Warthsaw.

Authorities arrested Brantley and Robertson in the Tyler area. They were each charged with first-degree felony murder, and each man’s bond amount was set at $500,000. They are being held in the Smith County Jail.

Robertson was arrested on Wednesday, and Brantley was arrested on Nov. 18.

Barreau was arrested on a murder warrant in the San Antonio area. He has not been transferred back to the Smith County Jail yet.

Erbaugh said that Warthsaw is still at large. A murder warrant has been issued for him as well.

According to Tyler police, they received a call on July 9 around midnight, from EMS stating they had responded to a call at 608 W. Vance St and found McCullough lying dead in front of the house with a single gunshot wound to his chest.

Scene of overnight shooting in Tyler
Scene of overnight shooting in Tyler (Source: KLTV/Victoria Lara)

The resident stated someone knocked on his door, and when he answered the door, someone pointed a gun at him. Then a struggle ensued. During the struggle, McCullough was shot.

The investigation uncovered a substantial amount of narcotics at the scene, according to the press release.

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