Rusk County Sheriff’s office identifies capital murder victim

Rusk County Sheriff’s office identifies capital murder victim

RUSK COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Authorities in Rusk county are looking for a person who they say is armed and dangerous.

Late Tuesday night, sheriff’s deputies were called to a murder scene on County Road 423, near Henderson.

Both ends of the road remain closed as investigators scour the almost hidden crime scene, at a business called ‘Texas Best Music.’

“Right now this is a fast moving ongoing investigation. CID lieutenant , patrol lieutenant all of CID came out last night,” says Rusk county sheriff John Wayne Valdez.

Around 11 o’clock Tuesday night, deputies responded to what was initially a ‘shots fired’ call.

“When one deputy walked up to the victim, EMS was with him, he apparently had two gunshot wounds. The victim has been identified as Clarence Reneau,” the sheriff says.

The suspect disappeared before officers arrived.

As investigators continue to work the scene for evidence, the sheriff has put out a warning to the public.

“This is a very dangerous man. This is someone that definitely is considered arms and dangerous,” says Valdez.

But investigators have no clue as to what transpired, and are in need of witnesses, to provide a motive.

“Trying to locate witnesses or possible witnesses that were on scene. We’re going through some video and trying to extract some of that video,” says the sheriff.

The suspect in that video is described as a male about 5′6″ to 5′8″, medium complexion and medium build. wearing a dark hoodie and jogging pants.

Rusk county sheriff’s investigators are being assisted with the crime scene by Henderson police and the Rusk County D.A.’s office.

The Sheriff' Office is currently investigating a Capital Murder that occurred at 1820 CR 423 at approximately 11:00P.M....

Posted by Rusk County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

If you have information about this murder, please contact the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers.

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